We’ve received the snowfall I’ve been dreaming of since December…about 9″ by 2:30 pm. It’s so white, and light and really does look like a winter wonderland. Well, minus the cold, blowing wind that’s creating knee deep drifts. And the fact the tips of my fingers froze in five minutes.
This morning, I ventured out to clear the snow off the bird feeders and replenish a couple of them. Then I had the joy of sitting back, watching the flutter of activity – one of my favourite pastimes!
We had lots of golden finch and common redpolls, a couple of chickadees, one snowbird (dark eyed junco) who hasn’t been around much this winter, the evening grosbeaks were back (4 of the group of 12 showed up), a blue jay, a male cardinal and the red squirrel. The feeders were a busy spot!
I took lots of shots of the snowy landscape and the birds, but it’s the birds who will make it into the photo of the day category. I haven’t decided yet, but I’m leaning towards the cardinal, as he’s so elusive, I’m really lucky to have gotten a close-up shot. Unfortunately, it’s not as clear as I’d like it to be because I took it through a dirty window. But…I’m happy with it, so I guess that’s all that really matters eh? 🙂
For the painting of the day, I felt like pink today. Pink and a sponge. This is what came from that: