This is why I had to shovel the snow from my car, so I could get to work and to my favourite places and see this Winter Wonderland.
I was listening for the Pine Grosbeaks but haven’t seen them since the last cold spell. Instead I heard the unmistakable high-pitched trill of the Bohemian Waxwings then noticed there were a couple of trees full of them. They were feeding in the berry trees, I think Mountain Ash and just roosting in a larger one. I found it interesting to watch one pair display apparent courting behaviour snuggling close and one fed the other.There was some closeness, then one flew off. Something distracted the group, either me or a magpie or maybe neither, and they all flew away. I wonder if there will be regular sightings of them. this winter. They were fun to watch , their gestures of the head and body sometimes comical. It was a treat to be able to watch them.
Celebrating the Light Displays
Now that we have had a few days of warmer weather I managed to get out to take photos of a few of the light displays around town. i did use a tripod and Shutter priority settings with exposures from 1/ 5 to 1/15 of a second. I so enjoy seeing the light displays, I hope you do too!
Here we go – Snow Season!
It is pretty and not too cold. The only problem was I could not get into my car as the doors are frozen shut. I brushed off the windows but they were covered fairly quickly with a fine mist of snow that is coming down steadily. I was not industrious enough to hook up the hair dryer and try thawing things. The snow has accumulated and my worn tires may not handle this too well so best to stay home for now. I did get out for a brief walk and grabbed a couple of snaps and will venture out again later.Lazy, eh?The last photo is of my friend’s dog, but I think she has the right idea.
It is Inevitable-the first Snow
We didn’t get as much as estimated, but it was still a bit of a chore scraping and brushing off the car as the precipitation started as rain, then turned to snow. The effect was like that of hoarfrost, but upon a closer look, there was a layer of ice on the trees with a topping of snow. It was not a matter of just brushing the powdery snow off the car, it was STUCK on. I was glad that I covered the front wind shield with a sun cover for I could simply peel it off. Still , it made for pretty snow scenes and a visit to friends for conversation and coffee warmed things up.