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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: Number 64

I woke up Friday morning and it was snowing. It didn't amount to much but still fun to see the second touch of snow in one week.
I understand why people who live places that have to deal with massive amounts of snow in the winter would get tired of it, but I love snow. We occasionally get significant snow but in recent years we've only had a few light ground covers.
I'm ready for a winter with some nice deep snow to photograph and play in. I know I need to be careful what I wish for. The problem with our occasional deep snow is the city isn't equipped to deal with it and it takes forever to clear the roads.
It's also a lot harder for the birds to survive in bad weather. If you look at the deck shot in the second photo, you may note the holes in the deck wall. I mentioned them a few weeks ago in the ruin(ed) photohunt theme. I'm noticing the birds seeking shelter in the wall as the weather gets colder. Winter is the best time to replace the deck wall before the birds begin nesting in there again during the spring. The problem though is since they are seeking shelter for the winter in the wall, I also hate to disrupt that place of warmth.If I replace the deck wall, the birds will still have the overgrown bushes for warmth as well as the nesting boxes. Still I hate to think what I'll find inside the wall. Oh well, it's one more expense I really don't need so I suspect another year will go by with the deck wall serving as shelter for the birds.

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25 comments:

Yen said...

I really like the last photo:) Looks like a fun weekend,Carver!~

Theresa said...

A couple of blogs posted about the snow back east- brrrrrrr. Yes, I agree the first snowfall is always so pretty and so much fun.

I love the 3rd picture of the bird against the white background- he matches so well.

Very accommodating of you to note tear down your wall just for the birds :)

Napaboaniya said...

Soon, it'll be all covered in white soft snow :)
Hope your weekend was a good one Carver!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very crispy. we are headed for rain this week - in the middle of the travel.

Juliana RW said...

We also have lots of snow this week :D Lovely shots, Carver.

My WS post this week : in HERE and HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

Photo Cache said...

Love the photos. I am dreaming of a white wintry wonderland for years. Just doesn't get that way where I live.

Dr.John said...

THe first snowfall is pretty.
The second can be.
But after that they are a pain in the neck unless your young.

JC said...

Sometimes you just gotta prioritize, huh. I'm sure the birds appreciate having their own little hole in the wall ;-)

Sidney said...

That first snow is pretty !

FickleMinded said...

I was born in a tropical country where snow is an alien thing and when i live in US, I love snow, I enjoy watching it falling to the ground and also the white blanket the covers it the next morning, but hubby on the other hand who was born and raised in Ohio where winter is worst hate it more than ever!

SandyCarlson said...

I love these photos. The one of the solitary bird is really wonderful. Like an Oriental painting.

Rambling Woods said...

As a native to Buffalo NY, the real problem with snow is getting around in it and the bad storms that may lead to power outages and loss of life...It is pretty though...

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the donG said...

"The problem though is since they are seeking shelter for the winter in the wall, I also hate to disrupt that place of warmth."

>>> i can see how gentle you are to those cute little birdies. who would not love to stay in that house?!

Kero said...

oh let is snow! i like the third photo. it looks like a painting. Happy Monday Carver! My WS entry is here http://kcelebration.blogspot.com/search/label/weekend%20snapshot

SabineM said...

lovely shots... i wish my fall was as colorful (well it is if you count the fires)....

Dora said...

Looks like the bird is enjoying itself...

Indrani said...

Little bit of snow is always fun, I guess. Nice shots, especially the bird one.

Thess said...

You have a good heart for adjusting your plans to accommodate the birds need :)

Have a great week and God Bless!

Thess said...

You have a good heart for adjusting your plans to accommodate the birds need :)

Have a great week and God Bless!

sorry for the double post, my WS entry is here

julie said...

I've said this before and I'm going to say it again, I love your photos and NC must be a lovely place to live in.

P.S. you are sweet with the birds :)

Mar said...

I can't believe I am seeing snow today!!
Hope your deck wall isn't as damaged as you fear...
Love your last shot, Carver, what a sweet little bird.

spiCes said...

the colors around are really starting to get different huh...lovely weekend snapshot!

Jeanne said...

love all of your photos

Yolanda said...

I wish it would snow here. I love the look of the snow on the fir trees.

Dee said...

It still strikes me as funny that you have snow! It was 36 this morning when we left the house, so it's certainly getting cold enough, but no snow yet! Wow.