Monday, November 30, 2020

Checking Out the Countryside

On November 17, I decided it was time to get out of town. I had no idea what, if anything of interest, I would see. 

My camera and I headed west out of town and no sooner was I out of town limits, that I spied this Rough-legged Hawk sitting on a small tree. The early morning light was perfect for a few shots.


I carried on, leisurely, just enjoying the peace and quiet of the day. I began noticing a little build up of frost on some of the trees.

For today I am only giving you a quick look, but I do have more photos coming.



Travelling a little further down the road, I saw a Bald Eagle, but as is often the case, he had no desire to have his picture taken.



I know the bird was much too far away, but I had to fire a few shots anyway.



Here is a glimpse of some of the beauty I saw. Frost covered trees make most any scene, extra special.

More frost photos coming soon.



 As we step into the last month of this year, let us remember that 

God is in full control.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

First Snowfall

 

Back on November 2, we had some snow in my area. I was excited to see this, although a few friends may have thought I had gone crazy. I love those first few snowfalls, actually, I even love a good blizzard.

I went out the day of the first snow and captured some images on my yard and nearby.

The Blue jays are always pretty, but I especially like them in winter. They bring such a splash of color.



This branch stood out for me as it proudly carried the small layer of snow.Yes, that was the color of the sky. Some would call it dull and depressing, but here it is the perfect backdrop for this snowy branch.



This shot was taken through my kitchen window,so any smudges you may see are the result of a less than clean window.



I have no idea what kind of shrub has these small leaves, but I really liked how this little branch bravely peeked through the snow.




Even a chain-link fence becomes a work of art when covered with snow.



Finally I leave you with one look at Lake Minniwasta and the snow trimmed trees.  When each branch carries a layer of snow, it makes the trees have a lacy look.


Think About This:

Some of nature’s most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has ever applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake or even a flower.