Saturday, December 19, 2009

"SNOTORIOUS"

Going out - Emily was curious, and thought she would just go play..

She sank and had to bounce out - she didn't want to play any more!











In Washington, everything gets named, and this is my favorite so far of the names sent in for the storm. The official snowfall in my area so far is 14 - 20", but everywhere I have measured, it's more like 24" and still snowing hard. They have "upgraded" to blizzard warning from winter storm warning. I don't do cold very well, so most of my photos have been from very close to the house. But the birds have been here...it's a challenge to keep their food unucovered, the snow blows into even the covered feeders. I really needed to have the store open today, but can't change it, so I might as well enjoy it.

26 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These pictures really do look wintry.Poor birds, trying to get food in all that snow.Stay safe my friend.
Blessings,Ruth

Carol said...

Looks like you are having fun in the snow...keep the feeders full ..it'll melt. I lived in southern MD for a few years and 3" of snow paralized the area..bet your having fun now.

www.riverwildlife.blogspot.com

ME said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures. Even the coldest of winter's days are made beautiful by the birds...and your sharing.

JKoenig said...

Beautiful pictures. We had our first snow today and I saw the first snow bird of the season, but fortunately we have only a couple inches or so.

June said...

Now tell me why these birds didn't come down to Florida???

The Birdlady said...

Well June, they didn't want to drown!
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jalynn01 said...

I love the beauty of the snow and how many birds it brings in. You have a lot more than we got... about 6-8 inches in my yard and 12 in higher elevations.. So weird to see bluebirds in the snow!! cute.

holdingmoments said...

Wow! That's a lot of snow.
Couple of inches here, and everything comes to a standstill lol
Keep safe, and warm.

Eve said...

Emily knows better!! Hope your not too burried Helen! Stay warm!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Helen: Beautiful photos of your birds in the snow. Your doggie was in way to deep. Have a great Christmas with the family.

Jayne said...

Wonderful snowy images Helen! Stay warm!

Looking for a place to land... said...

Cool pictures!

Edwin (from the Netherlands)

Chris said...

Wow you got more snow than we do... We do not have an inch!! But it gave you the opportunity to do great shots.
I'm leaving in holidays now and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year...
See you in 2010..
Cheers, Chris.

Denise said...

Hi Helen, Lovely snow photos! It was quite a storm wasn't it?

Roy said...

Keep warm Helen.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

John Theberge said...

Great blizzaed photos. It's funny how your area got so much snow and here in the north we didn't get a flake but it's been bitterly cold.

Chris said...

Wow gorgeous... The snow has some advantages, you can do very nice shots....

T and S said...

Lovely series.

Happy new year to you...Thomas

jeannette stgermain said...

You caught many birds in the snow!
This way, their colors show up great and bright!

TSannie said...

Hi, my friend, and Happy New Year!
You ok? Long time no blogging!
May 2010 be a year of happiness for you and yours~
abb

Michelle Palmer said...

Your blog is a treasure! I could get lost for hours enjoying your photographs...
Wishing you the best!
Michelle

Mary said...

Wow...you really got some snow! Emily is very cute and I don't blame her a bit for not wanting to be out. Lovely bird pics!

Willard said...

Hi Helen,
I hope things are going well for you. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I miss your blogging and hope you start posting again. I love the bird photos!

JRandSue said...

Stunning shots.
Stunning Blog.

Southern Lady said...

I love your pictures! What kind of camera do you use? I am getting ready to purchase a new one and I am so at a loss for which to choose.

Denise said...

Emily looks adorable in all that snow. Sweet birds too!