Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

This and That

The birds were busy at the feeders all day yesterday. They'd heard the weather report of the snowstorm coming.

I have two of these barrel squirrel proof feeders now and for some reason this one, the newest and in a new location is more popular than the old one. Is it because of its newness?

My camera does not have the best telephoto capabilities but here is the male cardinal as close as I could get to him.

This morning we woke to 3 inches of snow. It's a lovely sight. Here's sunrise through the trees overlooking the frozen pond.


Finally, I decided it was time for a color change. I've been wanting borders around my photos and to do that I went to a new template and while I was at it went to a new color scheme.

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9 comments:

vrtlarica said...

I love the new blog design! Good choice!
You have a lot of nice birds in the garden. I think that photos are very good, considering that those birds are so difficult to photograph.

Marcia said...

Thank you for the feedback, Vrtlarica.

mick said...

I agree that birds seem to know when bad weather is coming. The snow looks beautiful - but I'm sure it's cold!

Springman said...

You have a wonderful collection of feeders! I think your yard got a make over too with the snow fall. It looks very peaceful there!

holdingmoments said...

I love the Cardinals you have there.
Such a vibrant colour.

joco said...

That red stands out in the snow, doesn't it just.

EmptyNester said...

I have yet to find a feeder that the squirrels can't ruin.

Lucky you--SNOW! I'm so jealous!

Enjoyed your pictures!

theconstantwalker said...

Lovely birds, beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing

Larry said...

Nice shots of the Cardinals Marcia and the photo of the trees and the snow covered landscape is beautiful!

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