Snowy SaturdayPosted: February 2, 2013
When snow falls, nature listens.
~ Antoinette van Kleeff
It is a lovely, snowy day here in the Bogs. Birds are congregating at the feeders and in the berry-bearing bushes. The wind gusts and blusters occasionally, but it’s not as bad as it was over the past few days.
Back in the woods, all is quiet except for the honking of geese who are somewhere downstream of our little piece of the creek and the forest.
The cardinals are, as usual, stealing the show around here. I was discussing the cardinals with M today, mentioning that after spending a few years of trying to capture them and almost always missing, the cardinals are finally cooperating with me.
M thinks they’ve gotten used to me, and perhaps realized I’m not a threat.
I had similar problems in the past with dragonflies and praying mantises. With patience and persistence, either I learned more about their movements or they learned to tolerate me. It could be they just got tired of this woman with a camera always trying to take their picture so they reluctantly gave up.
The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
~ Margaret Atwood
I’m opting out of the photo challenge today. It’s Shadow, and shadows are hard to come by on a day like today. I could turn on some bright lights and create a few shadows, but I prefer to find them naturally. Besides, I tried that. Apparently our lights are not very bright and our shadows are not very interesting.
That should do it from the Bogs for today. Thank you for dropping in to enjoy the snow with me. The sledding hill is open once again, but make sure you either stay to the right of the pond or stop before you get to the pond. It’s not frozen enough to hold a person just yet. I highly recommend rolling the sled when you get near the bottom. You’ll fall out, but that’s half the fun, and you’ll stop with no problem. Hold on to the sled handle when you do it, otherwise the sled might end up out on the pond.
Have a delightful day, evening, night… whenever and wherever you are on the spectrum of time. :)