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.
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Thursday, January 31, 2019


Yesterday we braved the cold and storm to go get bird food from McGoughs. I forgot my camera darn it. We had blizzard white out conditions. I could have got some good shots. Ah well, if the roads clear up on Saturday maybe we can go for a drive. I want to see what the lakes look like. I have seen some good pictures of ice pancakes and I want to get some myself. That's if I can get Gerry out. I know it will be cold. We have not had school all this week and maybe none tomorrow again. We shall see.
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I was surprised any of the stores were open yesterday but a few brave souls were in. We went to Tom's after to get bread and milk and I got extra bread for the birds. The Starlings like bread and the Blue Jays like the peanuts.
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People chase the Starlings away, they have such a voracious appetite. They have to eat too so I feed them, I also chase them off just like the Squirrels when they over do it. Unfortunately they keep the small birds away.
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Everyone is hungry. The Mourning Doves are not afraid of anyone and hold their ground.
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Yesterday there were 3 of the Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers. It took a few whacks at the Starlings, it was not about to give up its spot at the feeder.
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Today I went to the bathroom where I take my pictures just in time to see a Pileated Woodpecker at the feeder.
What a surprise that was, I backed up and grabbed the camera.
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The snow gets deeper by the day.
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The garage door is always open to any who need it and the windows have broken panes in them.
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The pond provides drinking water.
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This guy looks cold
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Pretty sculptures in the snow
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The trees look so beautiful with a layer of brilliant white against the blue of the sky. I also love it against a grey stormy but sunny sky.
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I was going to close this blog down but have decided against it. Too much of the same for one blog. I love to take pictures of the birds and so it would get boring with the same thing every day. So I will just accept the fact that sometimes one or other of the blogs will not be getting my full attention.
I am enjoying the snow this year after such a hot and humid summer but I am planning on what I want to do come Spring. That's it for today

1 comment:

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy you're not closing this blog down! It is such a treat seeing all your wildlife! I LOVE IT!! LOVE the snowy pictures too! Big Hugs! Oh, we had a pileated woodpecker once! They are amazing!