Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Birdies ask: "Is it Snowing AGAIN?"


We got about 2 more inches of snow since returning home from our trip on Monday afternoon. That makes our total here about 8 inches ---which is ALOT of snow for us.. Remember--I just recently said that WE don't get much snow here... (Guess I shouldn't have said that, huh???? ha ha)

Anyhow--the birds have been flocking to the feeders. I have had to refill them ALOT since getting home. I'm not sure how many birds we have had but I'll bet we've had about 100 different birds total (with at least 50 of them being Goldfinches)... The birds really EAT in this kind of weather. I'm glad I am here to help!!!!

Here are some pictures of the birds in the snow and of the snow itself. The bird pictures were taken yesterday and the snow pictures were taken on Monday. Above is a male Cardinal sitting on one of my plant hangers---waiting on a turn at the feeders. I have some cute close-ups of him, but wanted to show you the snow today. Below are more.




See that sweet little Chickadee sitting up in a tree---also waiting for a turn at the feeders??






This picture made me laugh... Poor little Carolina Wren (who looked like Santa Claus, with bushy white eyebrows and a white beard) was sitting on his perch... Do you know what that perch is?????? Look at it again. It's a Rhododendron Bud.... Isn't this a cute picture????






George took this great picture of our pink Dogwood tree filled with snow. Can you see the dogwood buds????





I took this picture along the front of the house --toward our Confederate Jasmine bush.





This final picture is neat to me because the snow has formed lots of FINGERS and HANDS on the evergreen tree... Can you see them????

Hope the worst of WINTER is almost over for all of us!!!!!

Hugs,

60 comments:

Blissitydoodah said...

Incredible photos! I see the fingers and hands...and the bushy little eyebrows :) how cute!
I love the snow so much :)

Valerie said...

Great captures Betsy! Don't you think that cardinals were made for snow? I just love to see their bright red color against the pure unstained snow.

Boy you really have gotten socked with snow this year. I am so glad to see you making the most of it, sharing your visions of loveliness with us!

Jayne said...

Well, I do recall someone praying for snow... hehehe. :c) We got the snow on Friday and then flurries all day yesterday, but no accumulation. Lots of black ice on Monday with a flash freeze during morning rush and so many bad accidents.

I am ready for spring now... officially.

diane said...

My goodness you are getting lots of snow all over the northern hemisphere. You will all turn into polar bears soon. We had our first cooler day today 28C. The humidity has been extremely high this last wek 98%. and we have been having tropical downpours.Parts of Brisbane got flooded.The garden has turned into a jungle.I love the red cardinal in the white background.

Darla said...

Beautiful a bird Santa...cute....I am so ready for the 50 80 split in temperatures!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Really cute pictures Betsy. I am so envious of your snow, ours has all melted now.
Love those wet, clingy snows and you are right, the birds will eat you out of house and home. It feels good to be able to help.

Beth said...

Wonderful pictures, Betsy! I really love the one of the Carolina wren with his little turned-up tail---adorable. And, yes, I do see the snowy hands (the icy grip of winter--ha,ha!).

Looks like your praying for snow really paid off! But could you please pray for spring now? Please? :-)

Diane AZ said...

The wren on the Rhododendron bud is really cute and I love the evergreen fingers and the snow on the Dogwood!

Harriet said...

Love the snow pictures! My favorite is the first with the Cardinal. I love the snow but I think I'm ready for spring.

Pam said...

Betsy, God answered your prayers and gave you what you wanted in abundance. Your photos of the snow and birds are gorgeous, I do miss not seeing it.
So just like the birds appreciate your birdseed I appreciate you sharing the wonderful views of your Tennessee winter.

Peggy said...

Love the birds and the snow photos. Our snow is almost gone but dreaming of at least one more good snow before spring shows her lovely head.

Susie said...

Fun pics Betsy! That little Wren is so cute!

Glad you are enjoying the snow! You can always have my share.

Small City Scenes said...

Boy oh boy you sure got what you prayed for. Remember "ask and ye shall receive".

Love the Cardinal in the snow--great contrast.

Great pictures Betsy. MB

JOE TODD said...

Great photos.. I'm heading to Lowes for more bird seed.. I might be in a little trouble..I'm on the computer and Linda went outside to shovel snow Bye

Big Dude said...

The cardinal sure does stand out. I'm getting them by the flock at my feeder this year and they sure are pretty. At the rate you're going, you may not have to change your title photo from a snow shot til April - perish the thought.

Sandra said...

I really, really, really like the cardinal in the snow. his pretty little red self just glows in all the black and white of the snow and trees. great shot on that one.

Dar said...

Betsy, There is nothing more eye-appealing than feeders full of ravenous birds...I LOVE your little Carolina Wren...he looks sassy.
Your snow hands and fingers are cool...great eye you have.
Have a great day
BlessYa Both

The Incredible Woody said...

Gorgeous shots!!

Pedaling said...

hah i do see the frozen snowy hands.

beautiful, but cold!

Jen said...

Now get out there and make a snow angel---
it looks like the good fluffy stuff!

Great birdie shots--I'm lovin your new camera-
but your joy always shines thru here .

Katherine Aucoin said...

The birds must be so thankful for you! The snow is pretty to look at but I am so tired of being cold.

Your area has really gotten hit hard with the white stuff. I'll keep warm thougths for you and dream of dogwood blossoms!

mountain.mama said...

I love the first shot with the cardinal. I'm glad you and George had a romantic weekend for Valentine's Day. You guys are one of my favorite couples!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Looks like photos from Minnesota:)
Love the ones with the cardinal and the little wren.

Our snow is starting to melt. Yay!
Marnie

jlshall said...

These are wonderful photos (even though I'm not a fan of snow) - and the birds in the snow look cold but beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing some shots of that dogwood tree with blossoms on it!

Snap said...

Now Betsy, You WANTED snow! Enjoy! :D :D :D :D

♥Kathy♥ said...

Wonderful shots Betsy. I love the shot of the Wren. Love those white eyebrows. We usually don't get tons of snow here but we have had a total of 16 inches so far this winter. Kinda hoping this is it for the season. Enjoy your snow. =) Soon we will be complaining about the heat.

Busy Bee Suz said...

That Carolina Wren is awesome!! I want ONE. :)
That last picture is great...love that you can see the 'hands' at work here.
Enjoy your snow...you asked for it!

Diane said...

Oh, those cardinals! I never get over their brilliant color. And the Carolina Wren must be the tiniest little creature, what a sweetie. Chickadees we have around here but that makes them no less the cute little clowns. I love them all. Nice shots, Betsy.

Denise said...

Absolutely stunning Betsy. I love all your photos but that little Carolina Wren made me laugh. I wish one would come around here. Enjoy your snow :)

Betsy said...

Your birds look like mine! We have 25 inches! Amazing!

SaraG said...

BEAUTIFUL winter photo's Betsy!!
Take care and keep warm!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Ur photos getting better and better!

Betty said...

Love your snow pictures. I wish we had gotten some snow this year,but I will enjoy yours. I love that little Wren he is so cute.
♥♥ Hugs ♥♥

The Blonde Duck said...

The poor little birds need parkas!

Ginny said...

The cardinal, wren, and chickadee, wow! Where do I start? That cardinal looks like he's standing in front of the picture, he pops out so much. But the wren is maybe my favorite bird picture of yours that I've ever seen. It's priceless in every way! Just makes you laugh. I would have noticed the "fingers" without prompting! They are ghostly fingers and I'm sure Stephen King could do a number on them! Fabulous shots. My son's Farmer's Almanac says another three feet in March. Normally, we pay no heed to it, but so far this year, it's been right about everything!!

carolina nana said...

Sounds like your snow is going to be around for a while. We still have huge piles along the roadsides but most is gone off the grass area's. Thanks for your prayers. Marilyn

Tricia said...

Great GRRRREAT shots, especially of my favorite... The Cardinal! I love that shot of him

Winter sure is moseying along, isn't it!
I want S P R I N G!!!

Together We Save said...

Wow - I can't believe you have that much snow!! We only kept a dusting to an inch. Just enough for a mess. Glad you are keeping the birds fed.... Spring please hurry!!

amelia said...

Stunning pics as usual but especially beautiful with the snow. There's nothing quite like a cardinal to make snow pictures really stand out!!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
What beautiful snow photos and fantastic bird photos. The snow sure is fantastic. I love your header photo, too. You take absolutely fantastic photos. Have a great week.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Loved the wren and cardinal photos, those are some beauties.

Shelley said...

Great snow photos Betsy! I love your little wren - he looks like he's pouting! So cute!! I'm hoping the worst of winter is over too! Now that the weather is warming up - maybe you and George will want to visit some waterfalls in northern Michigan? And stop by some girl's cabin that I know....I hear she's really nice! And makes a great Rigatoni!! wink, wink!
Hugs,
Shelley

JOE TODD said...

Betsy I was out at a couple frozen waterfalls today and took photos.. What causes the blue tint to the ice? Photos will show up in future posts

Ms. ~K said...

Great birdie shots...love the Carolina Wren! I have a pair living in the wreath on my garage door.
This time last year I had daffodils blooming...we've had quite a winter, huh?
Kit

imac said...

Snow go away, come again another year.lol.

Chris said...

Hi Betsy, I love your birds especially the cute little wren. The "finger bush" is amazing. I'm so glad you had a lovely Valentine treat, you are a lucky girl.

Karin said...

Love your photos! My favorite is the cardinal - what a beautiful contrast! I'm glad you got the snow! It was no fun driving home in the snow today - very slippery. It was only for half the way - the other half was great driving!

Hugs!

tea time and roses said...

Hello Betsy!

As I am visiting Mary at "Daisy Bouquet" I always read your very sweet comments to her. I had to drop in for a visit and I am so happy I did!:o)

What lovely blog you have here. Your photos are beautiful! The only time I get to see snow is when we visit the mountains here in southern California. I love all the snow photos around blogland and image just how wonderful it must be to wake up and see all that beautiful snow!:o)

I will most certainly be back for another visit soon. Take care.

Smiles...

Beverly

The Retired One said...

Oh Betsy, that red Cardinal picture took my breath away..he is gorgeous!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The little Wren is funny,yet cute.That is a lot of snow for you,even if it is pretty.Hope you can stay inside and close to the warmth.
Blessings,Ruth

Mary said...

I think that wren is expressing my feelings about this winter! Enough is enough! Great shots!

Cheryl said...

I think you have received some of the snow that we were to get here yesterday but didn't! We only got a dusting and 3-6 inches were called for. We actually have bare ground! I love the photo of the cardinal waiting his turn at the feeders. You are so very lucky to have so many birds. I haven't had many here this winter and tonight on the news it was mentioned that the birds are "getting what they need" in the wild so I am relieved that that is the answer, not that they have disappeared or been driven off by hawks. I haven't seen the bluebirds yet but keep hoping. I love the fingers on the trees. The snow is very pretty. Enjoy!

LV said...

Lord, please hurry and bring on the warm, sunny days. Looks like nature snowed all over the country this year.

JKoenig said...

Betsy, you asked for snow, and God obviously heard you...We keep adding to our up here a little each day.

I love the picture of the Carolina Wren. She seems to have her nose/beak up on the air as if to say, "Can't you do something about this? I've had about enough of this snow business too."

And the first picture with that bright blotch of red is really neat too. I haven't seen many cardinals this winter, but maybe I just haven't had the time to look for them when they are here. We have been so busy. I have taken some pictures but haven't had time to do anything with them.

Thanks for brightening my day!..Janice

Wendy said...

I think you have more snow that we do??? That must be a first!! Glad you're back from your weekend away. Hope you had a good time.

Loved those fingers. Your photos are great!

Daisy said...

I love the Carolina Wren sitting on the bud. HA! So cute! :)

Catherine said...

Poor little birds! Such a crazy amount of snow. I hope it goes away soon.

Your photos are so fun and beautiful. Love the birds! :)

Rose said...

That first shot should be used on a Christmas card...it is a fabulous capture!

tattytiara said...

Wow that bird is red! And yes, the wren is adorable. A little extra fat certainly does go a long way when it's cold outside!

SquirrelQueen said...

You have had so much snow this year, amazing and beautiful. The little birds are so cute but they look cold. I love the shot of the Carolina Wren.