February 12, 2014

The Gang’s All Here. Woodpecker, cardinal and chickadee dine together. Nuthatch strikes a very nuthatch like pose. A couple of does look up from munching on fresh compost. The rhododendron bush stands tall and frozen with a doe in the background. The cardinal family chows down before calling it a day. A hopeful sunset brings tidings of Spring.  We remain bound in a frozen world, … Continue reading February 12, 2014

February 6, 2014

CAUGHT!  Nibbling on the rhododendron bush…. CAUGHT!  Knocking down the bird feeder…. He flees.  Check out the snow on that squirrel’s back! He takes refuge on a branch, chewing on the loot…. Alarmed at the presence of a larger mammal, he chatters wildly and whips his tail to alert his friends… CAUGHT!  Hanging around the bird feeder…. Oh, well OK.  We encourage that sort of … Continue reading February 6, 2014

February 4, 2014

Another view from Sunday: Moving on to Monday evening.  The little creek is usually a dry bed, running water only after rain.  It freezes only when a substantial rainfall yields to immediate cold.  That condition occurred Saturday into Sunday and voila!  The creek is full and frozen: This little lady looks alarmed: She spooks and runs into the ethereal light of the woods, tail flashing: … Continue reading February 4, 2014