This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
... I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.......Psalm23:6
If you do not have a blog and wish to comment (I love comments) you can join google and comment via that, It's free

Friday, January 3, 2014

January 2014........

My garden is full of snow. I mean it, its up to the fences. Last year at this time we had I think they said 16 inches. This year 84 inches. Something like that, in any case. Here is the back garden.
 photo dd9bab87-c912-4585-9219-e3fc6b99b3f6_zps7ae3e027.jpg
We confine the poodles to the deck (now its the poop deck haha)else they could walk right over the fences. They would too. It's been so cold they have not wanted to stay out more than a few moments. Bodicea really likes going out and burying her face in the snow.
 photo c9
Isn't she cute?
 photo fa293fc2-449a-443e-a0b7-8c11c9b05058_zpsf5cc828c.jpg
Apart from poodles, the birds and squirrels still come around. We have two sets of Cardinals who are regulars. Here we have a confrontations.
 photo 120b3a3d-832c-4333-b078-128f7edf34e0_zps7591984e.jpg
 photo e9791eb8-66c0-4f6b-b136-f3149a0f653c_zps87d60913.jpg
The lady was also around, there are two of the girls too.
 photo 98166a78-872c-4747-8e22-dbcef684627f_zps257cf6f6.jpg
As cold as it has been, I am surprised that we have just the regular birds come around. Blue Jays, Chickadees and the small birds we always get with them. Nothing new and I have not even seen some of the usual ones. I am putting out all kinds of treats. The Cardinals are enjoying the apples rotting on the tree out front. It was sunny this morning and I got this shot.
 photo 6c532ead-2cfa-498e-a154-377e3a80ee22_zpsae063858.jpg
This is a rather boring post, but really nothing is going on. Nothing...........hope I get some visitors soon or I will have to begin thinking of other things to post.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Oh my, those of gorgeous photos of the cardinals. I think they are one of my favorite birds. We didn't get nearly the snow they predicted (8-12")with this storm, only a little over 5". No complaints here!

Magic Love Crow said...

Not a boring post at all! I love your photos!! Poop deck! LOL! Bodicea is really cute ;o) Your bird photos are always stunning! Enjoy the snow! We are suppose to get the storm tomorrow! I hope it's not that bad! Take Care ;o)

Anthonio said...

Hi ,

This is my first visit to your blog Janice and I just wanted to affirm all the nice things Magic Love Crow said . Great photos and interesting blog. thanks for sharing .