Winter seems to be lingering. No sooner were we done with the ice, than the snow came. The one nice thing about this snow though...it was gone that same day! So before I slid my way to work that morning, I wanted to try to get some good bird pictures with the snow. If we're going to have it, I might as well use it to my advantage!
Snow just makes the picture just a little bit better.
I could never get close enough to capture the doves, so the finches had to do.
I have always loved feeding the birds in the winter and the hummingbirds in the summer. I can't WAIT for my hummers to come back!
Winter continues this week as we had snow, sleet, ice and then rain...all in the same day. Welcome to winter in Tennessee! The snow started and came down as big, fat flakes. It didn't take long to cover the roads. I was able to bribe the punks into a few pictures! I love snowy pictures. They cooperated...for a few minutes.
Not sure if I like the black and white or color better!
Not to be outdone, his brother takes the bribe also!
Same problem as to color or black and white.
He's such a goofball.
And like his brother, couldn't hit the broad side of a barn! He aimed, he missed. :)
It may not have lasted long, but it sure was pretty as the sun was coming up.
It must have been windy when the snow started coming down, because in some areas it was sticking in one direction and in other areas it was sticking in another direction. Either way it was very pretty.
I love these berries. They are always so pretty in the snow.
Probably my favorite horse picture to date. Beautiful against the white, snowy background!
THe one great thing about this area and snow, it's nice to see, but it (usually) doesn't stick around very long. February is coming, so I better be quiet! :D
We finally received a dusting of snow Friday night. The kids (and teachers) were bummed that it was a Saturday morning, so no snow day. It wasn't enough to do anything with, but it was fun to walk through and get some pictures. I'm good with it and ready for spring!
It was beautiful.
Snowy wheat is very pretty.
Warm days gone by...although he plays in the cold. :)
She's worse than the kids!
It was gone in a few hours, so I was good with that!
We have had a horribly (not normal) cold winter. I hate it. It stinks and it's no fun. If it's going to be so cold, we should at least have some snow to go with it...and to gripe about! But alas, it's not to be. Until the storms come from the south. I've always said the storms that come from the south always dump on us, so when this storm was predicted, I was hopeful. We got the day off in anticipation of the upcoming storm...and nothing happened...until about 8pm that night, when it started snowing and sticking. We went to bed (knowing) we had no school and (knowing) we'd be snowed in. Again, it didn't happen. But, we did get about an inch...more and less in different areas.
I was debating going for a quick drive as the sun was coming up to get some pictures before it melted. I knew it wouldn't last long. And then I saw this in the field...
This was the first decent picture I've been able to get of this guy. I've only seen him/her a couple of times and it's been almost dark when I do. Unfortunately he's going to have to go before we start building our chicken coop. I'm not planning on providing him with meals each night!
I took a quick drive as the sun was coming up.
I didn't go far because the roads were icy in areas and I didn't want to navigate. The hubs had a job cancel though, so he drove me around for an hour or so!
The barn was so pretty with the snow as the sun was coming up.
Fox and bunny tracks...and now you know why we have a fox...lots of bunnies!
Pretty snow covered weeds :)
Snow or not, she's happy to be outside.
Next up...our snowy drive.
I love this barn. I've photographed it in the sunshine, rain, fog and now snow. I love it in all seasons!
More double sunflare.
Garrison creek... kids favorite fishing hole!
These barns just touch my heart.
Bugscuffle Road...no joke. :) 1 lane bridge over the creek. I had to stop quick, get out...it was icy...go to the back of the car to take the picture, and then navigate back to the car before the car behind me caught up. Hence the reason I wasn't in the center of the bridge.
I really enjoyed my morning with the punk. I learn a lot from him! :)