Winter Wildlife

December 29, 2013

Days are short.  It is nice to stay indoors, with occasional walks in the snow.  After Christmas we drove to Minnesota for a few days to visit relatives…

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The squirrel near my in-laws’ bird feeders stayed still sensing my presence.

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Then s/he decided to go for it and dug through the snow for bird seed.

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On the other side of the house the nuthatch was busy at the bird feeder.

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Another shot of the nuthatch going head first down the tree.

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We took a walk through the woods there and saw all the dried flower/weed heads.  We don’t have any bird feeders in our yard so we try to leave a variety of seed heads, berries, etc. for the birds.

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Back at home, I did not get up quite early enough to get a sunrise shot, but I enjoy the bare branches against the sky.  Maybe tomorrow I will catch that sunrise!

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Indoor wildlife experiences this week included Stephanie and I practicing our photography skills on this box elder bug.  Eventually the bug escaped under the lamp until another day….  I got the idea to use box elder bugs for photography practice from another blog.

Cooking:  Cauliflower and chick pea soup today!

Low Hoop:  While we were gone the temperature apparently got up to 49 degrees.  The kale under the hoop is more yellow than green.  That is the hardest part of this experiment; being around to open the hoop when it gets too hot under the plastic.

Garden Planning time:  I am hoping to do some garden planning for next year this week when I have a few days off….

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4 Responses to “Winter Wildlife”

  1. Love the photo of the Nuthatch feeding

  2. pbmgarden said

    Nice photos. I love watching the birds (squirrels not so much!).

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