Saturday, February 13, 2010
Frosty Saturday Morning in Wisconsin
View from the Spadoville deck on a frosty Saturday morning.
This morning, the early morning light took its time getting through the drawn shades. Another gloomy day? I don’t think so. When I looked at the clock, it was half past eight. I got up and went into the kitchen to get the kettle on the boil for a couple of brew bars and looked outside. It was magnificent. Jack Frost had visited and flocked all the trees and bushes in a feathery wash of crystals.
I stood there and looked for a while. I glanced at the bird feeders. Some times, the birds are so plentiful I can’t even count how many kinds have stopped by to feed. This morning, at least at this time, there was not a movement of anything anywhere. I grabbed the camera, which is sitting on a small half wall ledge, and took a few shots. These posted were taken literally moments ago. My feet are still burning from standing on the deck barefoot. That was dumb, but I wanted to capture the moment. I wanted to show you what I was seeing.
More frosty twigs.
A few moments later, the Cardinal showed up. The bright red one, the male. Then other birds started to fly in and feed. Like someone blew a whistle and the day started for the wildlife. Yesterday, I saw an Eagle. The sun was so bright, I actually saw a flash in the trees. The white of the head and tail feathers almost glowed. Always a good day when you see an Eagle.
This frosty tree sits smack in the middle of the back yard. You can see the snow laden trampoline and the restless swing set awaiting Springtime.
At the bottom of this post, there are some bird feeder pictures from a week or so ago. Watching nature has a soothing effect on me. How about you?
You don't see the cardinals sharing too often.
The female of the species.
Peace to all.