Tuesday, January 11, 2011

No Card-Just Snow and Birds

I have a couple of pictures I wanted to share with you. Yes, we had snow in the Southern U.S. this week and it is just beautiful. Not having much around here, we really get excited when it does come. I measured an area in my front yard and it was 10 1/2". My hubby measured a chaise lounge on the patio and there was 8" on top of it. Now, this is not the biggest snow I've seen...16" is the most I've ever seen.

My neighbor is away on a cruise...lucky her, although she is a bit sad she is missing the snow. I am pet sitting for her and took this picture in her back yard. The crape myrtle was just full of cardinals and other birds. She has several bird feeders beside this tree so this was a stopping off place to rest while other birds ate.

O.K., that's it...won't bore all of you people who have more snow every year than you know what to do with. I'm sure it would get old after a while. Now, I'm ready for Spring and hot summer. Bring it on!! LOL

16 comments:

Marisa said...

What a FABULOUS picture!! We only have blue jays up here and those pops of red are amazing!! Sorry to hear hubby is sick...hope he feels better soon and the critters you are watching are behaving :)

Emily Keaton said...

How beautiful, Benzi!! There is nothing prettier in winter than a bright red cardinal against fresh snow. I'm so glad you are enjoying your snowy treat. We're going to get some tomorrow. They are saying 12 to 16 inches--how exciting! We'll see what happens. :)

Our Little Inspirations said...

If I was fortunate enough to take photos like this, they'd be on my Christmas cards next year! They're fabulous Brenda!! Those brilliant red cardinals against the snow is an amazing sight to behold! TFS!! What you already got is about to start falling here - they're calling for anywhere from 3 to 12" plus, so I'll be housebound for a while and hopefully won't lose power!

Pam~ said...

Beautiful pictures! I am with you, pretty to look at but I'm ready to have spring hit us now. We spent today shoveling the driveway so we could get out if there was an emergency. Stay safe and warm!

Dawn B. said...

These are soo pretty. I can't believe you got that much snow. We got some too. We have been stuck in our house since Sunday. Your neighbor will love these pictures..

Bonnie said...

I was disappointed that we didn't get any snow this time! These pictures are gorgeous! I love red birds in the snow!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awww man Brenda - i so WISH we had those gorgeous birds here in AZ - i just LOVE the red bird!!! Snow on the other hand.......no thanks~

Nancy said...

Lovely photos! So glad you posted them. Pristine snow and flame red cardinals - what's not to love.

CarrollAnn (MrsBoz) said...

Great photography! I can't help feeling sorry for those birdies, but they are so pretty against the white snow! Thanks for your comment on my BE STILL card. Hugs!!!

PresentStorm said...

Gorgeous pics, thanks for sharing with those of us not lucky enough to have snow :(

Davi said...

Benzi you did a fab job with this photo. The linear branches with the snow and pop of red from the birds make such a cool pic!! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

Lynne in NI said...

Fab pics ... we don't get those gorgeous red birds over here!

Joanne (jojot) said...

gorgeous pics...

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, that IS a lot of snow for the South. You must've been soooooo happy taking these pics, 'cause I know how much you like birds. They look just like a postcard sitting so brightly in those snow covered trees.

Kris Chirhart said...

Brenda, these pictures are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love cardinals, and I have never seen so many in one tree! How awesome to get such a wonderful rare photo with so much snow down south by you! This is a good reminder to get my feeders filled up!

marilynprestonn said...

It's beautiful Brenda. So that's where all the birds are. I wondered where they had gone. So it is true, they do fly South in winter...duh! LOL

Thanks for sharing the pics and it was everything but boring now. :) Peggyxo

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