Snow came down, and the feeder is empty. In my world, nature is quite with a blanket of gray all around. Crows and black birds seem to take over the tree tops. I see cardinals and blue jays on occasion. The bird seeds didn't last long enough for them to come by. Hungry squirrels were a bit more aggressive at this time of year. They took on residency where there are foods.
Spiders are not my favorite subject to photograph, but they have fascinating colors and patterns to entice even the intimidated me. I didn't come too close but the hair on my back stood straight up as I quickly shot these photos.
I thought the color and pattern looked too great to pass such an opportunity. Just don't ask me where I saw it, as I don't remember, and hope it was not inside the house somewhere :-)
Ice were forming everywhere on my driveway since the bitter cold came to reside for the last few days, but the crescent moon was out at night, and gave me a gorgeous sight to see. Snap, snap, and ran back inside to warm up! The neighborhood has now used to see a crazy lady with the camera aiming at the sky and on the ground :-)
A little girl in my neighborhood found this baby squirrel on the ground, and she was so excited to show us. The unfortunate critter didn't even have his/her eyes opened yet, and we suspected that it was only a day or two old.
Vulnerable Baby Squirrel
Though it was not a pretty sign to see, I felt bad for the baby squirrel! He/she was so vulnerable and its life depended on the nurturing and caring of a human now. This little girl said she will take it home and raised it.
For those that live in sun shine areas, please send us some bright warm sun, won't you? I am so tired and droopy already looking at gray and black things in my world. If it is not snowing, then it is raining and windy. I know now why people have SADD or cabin fever, and why Spring break is such a big phenomenon!
In any case, this too shall pass, and we will all bathe in the sun once again, soon! Have yourself a great week ahead...
Isn't he/she pretty? Is this a cricket? I don't know, as we are used to see plain black crickets. Is this a grasshopper? Not sure, but this one was special, whatever it is! The pattern on its body was what attracting my eyes.
The moon in my world was so pretty the other day, and it was behind the branches. We are at the beginning of the winter, so snow and icicles are what we are seeing. The New Year seems to be great so far, until................
I lost track of time and date to post lately. It is hard to get back to routine when the holidays expanded too long and filled with obligations. Bringing in the New Year was quiet at my house, and very peaceful. I liked that!
These photos were taken in the SUMMER, as we had nothing but snow now. This little critter had always fascinated me because of its color. It was a pretty little thing, but is it a fly or a bee? Do you know?
~~Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.~~Humphry Davy