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December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Filed under: Birdwatching,Decorating,Winter — Judy @ 3:17 pm

Papa Cardinal
Christmas tree

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas! Hope your holidays are merry and bright, and that 2015 brings all good things to you.

December 12, 2014

Big Snow

Filed under: Birdwatching,Our gardens,Winter — Judy @ 2:55 pm

I guess winter has arrived, at least for a little bit. Parts of Buffalo received 5 FEET of snow, but we were lucky. We got only about 18 inches of snow over the last day or so, and had to break out the snowblower for the last overnight arrival because it was so heavy and wet, and hey, we aren’t getting any younger!

With all the leaves down, we discovered the hummingbird nest in the maple tree.

Hummingbird nest

Hummingbird nest

Mr. Cardinal keeps watch up high in the tree to let us know he is around and hungry!

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

We have been feeding the birds and had to shovel a path to the feeders to keep up with our task. The red-bellied woodpecker arrived soon enough.

Red-bellied woodpecker

Red-bellied woodpecker

Not sure why they call it a red-bellied woodpecker when his head is the reddest part of him!

Red-bellied woodpecker

Red-bellied woodpecker

Here are some more images from the snowstorm.

December 6, 2014

Outdoor Decorations

Filed under: Decorating,Fall,Flowers,Grasses,Winter — Judy @ 2:32 pm

One of the fun things that we get to do is to decorate for the season. As you saw in the last post, we often get an early snow before Thanksgiving which essentially kills off the less hardy flowers in the containers. Planning ahead to put in a few faux flower or colorful leaf stems really ups the staying power of the container and we can get through until it is time to decorate for Christmas.

Once Thanksgiving has come and gone, we can pull out the plant carcasses and clean up the containers. Then out come the garlands and the wreaths and the bows and the lights and ALL.THE.SPARKLY.THINGS!



Do you go all out with seasonal decorating?

November 17, 2014

First Snowfall

Filed under: Fall,Miscellaneous,Our gardens,Winter — Judy @ 2:21 pm

I’m not sure I like this, but this white stuff signals the end of the gardening season for this year. Time to drain the hoses, and put up the shovels. Maybe start a fire in the woodstove, brew up a little hot chocolate, find some warm cozy socks and blanket . . . hmmm, maybe not so bad after all?

First snow
First snow

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