The temperatures are slowly climbing but still winter is hanging on.
This picture was taken in January,but the landscape still looks much the same.
I do know that with a few warmer,sunny days that will change quickly.
I am often fascinated by the shadow patterns created on the snow by the trees. I know,I see things differently than many people do,but to me this is an interesting sight.This is on my yard.
While on my way to my hairdresser's on March 6, I saw a Snowy Owl. My hairdresser lives about 2 miles out of town.The owl was still sitting there on the way back,so I hurried home to get my cameras.Sure enough,that owl was still sitting there.I was pleased.It allowed me to drive right up next to it. This picture has been cropped a little to show the owl better.
When I first lifted my camera up to get a shot,I noticed that this owl had been tagged.Notice the tag on it's wing.I took several pictures with the tag showing,because I knew that I needed to find out more about this.I have since found out that this owl was tagged in Saskatchewan. I am waiting to hear about more details.
Back at home the birds that visit my feeders are quite predictable.The White-breasted Nuthatch is a regular.He usually doesn't hang around long enough for a picture,but I finally got at least one decent shot.
Folks,winter may be hanging on,but of this we can be sure,spring will come.
Let's take the time to enjoy each season and the beauty it brings.