Tuesday, 17 March 2015

a short reprieve from Winter's harshness

What do we know about usual, it being our 3rd winter in Nova Scotia, but here we are anticipating yet another blizzard tomorrow after just getting through one on Sunday. The snow we lost during last week's thaw has been replaced.

A little late with my spring photos from last week where the birds were flying about in happy throngs. A few crows came to visit like this handsome fellow.

doin' the crow strut

Wally hates it when I feed wild animals, but really- it has been a harsh winter

Up on the garage roof, calling his friends in

the next afternoon is gorgeous, a little colder
(That's the venetian blind twirly-thing hanging in the window)

I like to look at the hills beyond the tree-lined ravine

and, oh, another early visitor: a plumped up flicker

He turns to listen to Misty, the terrier next door

please excuse my poor exposures

then we move to the front of the house.
"What's that you see, Babu?"

a crow in the ash tree

Babu continues window shopping

Well, that was a blurry set of shots. Chalk it up to my poor camera and limited photo-shopping skills. Still, it's a slice of winter life as March takes a break from its blustery roar. 

I don't know who first said,
 " The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get what you don't (want)."
In light of that, I am continuing my purge. This week it's magazines and letters and cards from friends that are no longer in my life. It is a wistful time, best done in short bits before it gets to be too much. I like to watch minimalist videos to spur me on, like this one:

and this one:

I hope these might be as inspiring to you.


barbara@sparrowavenue said...

great shots of the crow!
blurry or not, if you know what you're looking for, you can see it.

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Ain't nature grand?
I know what you mean about knowing what you're looking for. There is just enough definition and proportion to use these as reference material. Thanks for forgiving the blurriness.

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