Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Nature Notes: December 1 through 7
A cold front moved in on the first of December providing some beautiful cloud formations.
The house next door to me has a tree that held its late fall foliage for a few days while most of my leaves had dropped. Below my oak still has a few leaves but most are gone.
December 4 was a surprise because it started snowing.
I like the way the leaves that are still on my oak tree looked against the snow.
I particularly like the way red berries look in the snow and have already been bombarding my blogs with shots of them.
On the fifth day of December the sun came out and the trees look like they have sugar frosting.
I think blue sky with snow is a very beautiful combination.
By the sixth of December any snow that didn't melt has stuck around because it is very cold.
Unfortunately the snow that melted on my deck isn't the part I have to walk across to add warm water to the bird bath. All the bird shots were taken on December 7.
The cardinal below was singing outside my door to remind me that they needed some more water.
I have been carefully making it across to the bird bath with fresh water and am ending up with a pile of frozen empties.
The birds reward me with photo-ops for nature notes.
Click here for the home of nature notes.