Saturday, January 21, 2017

Snow geese...

This is from today...out by the strip pits we always go to.  They were just simply amazing.  We probably stood there at least 30 minutes watching them.  We were heading to a little restaurant and by the time we came back, not a single one was anywhere near.

Of course I was looking into the sun, or close to it.  I was happy with the videos and shots when I thought about that.

I could not get a photo to do them justice...

I am glad to have finally got to be this close to them...and get to witness and hear them for myself.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

It is Thankful Thursday over at Michelle's....I want to join in before the day is over.

I am thankful for a few minutes to make this block.

More than that, I am thankful for the past few days.  Roger's blood pressure has been doing pretty good, and he has had three good days in a row.  He is 'playing' with a project down in the basement as I type this.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sandhill cranes...

We went down to Goose Pond today...nothing much at all on the ponds, but we know to go east of there and look in the farming area.

They were far away, and it was a gray not the greatest photos.  Add to that the fact that I had trouble with holding steady....I was in the middle of a narrow road so didn't even attempt to get tripod out.

Still it was fun seeing and hearing them...

I love watching them come in for a landing...

So much fun to see.

We also saw:
They were way up in the sky.  We didn't know what they were...was pretty sure they were not Canada geese.
This is one I zoomed in a bit...notice in the first photo, they just look like dark birds.  But as you can see if you click on this, they are snow geese.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Waiting for spring...

After all the dark, dreary days I have been going through my photos.  Lingering just a bit extra on blue-skied, sunny days.  Looking with longing at colorful flowers.

I know if it came a big snow that I would get all excited...I just cannot help myself.  I love how snow makes things new again. 

But right now, give me some warmer weather, and a cup of coffee on the front porch.  Is anyone else anxious for some sunshine and warmth?