Monday, November 18, 2013

Two Weeks Of Weather

I'm still down with a respiratory infection. The majority of my days are spent sleeping. I don't have energy to do much. I still manage to snap a photo or two of what is happening outside my window. 
 
This post documents the weird weather we have experienced in my part of Canada, over the past two weeks.
 
Two weeks ago, our trees were still mainly green.
Male Cardinal

Female Cardinal
A sudden drop in temperature turned the leaves to beautiful golden hues.
Dark-eyed Junco
A further drop in temperature brought snow.
Goldfinch
 
Male Downy Woodpecker
It's mild again, and we are experiencing severe thunderstorms, and high winds.
Black Squirrel (Bandit)
This little guy seems as confused as the rest of us, but he poses nicely for peanuts!
 
I'm only posting once this week, and sharing with a variety of memes...
 
I hope to get around to visit the blogs participating in the above memes,
but please forgive me if I don't.
 
Cheers!
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74 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

This is a gorgeous post - on so many levels.
Look after yourself. We will be happy to see you when you are up to it, but your healing/nurturing needs to be your first (and second and third) priority.

Les... said...

nice work indeed! beautifully selected and presented *VBS*

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Beauté incroyablement bien saisie, quel appareil utilisez-vous?
Sublimes couleurs!
Very nice post!
Thanks & Welcome for your comment and your visit to my blog.
Have a nice day! Cath.

Stephanie said...

Great photos.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my goodness, oh oh oh my you just take the best photos EVER. Be still my heart, is that a GOLDFINCH- ? Oh you know how I love it!!

And Cardinal is our State Bird here in Ohio - amazing pics.

I hope you are feeling better soon, hate you aren't up to snuff. Get well soon. Hugs.

Nancy J said...

A cardinal or two, a finch, and that squirrel, such a look, you have nature's beauty right there at your window. Rest up, and hope you will be heaps better soon. Greetings from Jean.

lorik said...

They are ALL so beautiful and fluffy and even the squirrel is a lovely colour. Thanks for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday #68:)

Our photos said...

Beautiful are your photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Our photos said...

Karen, I have the link from your blog post on our blog.
Greetings, SK

Rigoberto Garcia said...

Fantasticas fotos en tu Blog Saludos desde Canarias

Joop Zand said...

These are very nice and colorful.....good photographed Karen.

lina@home tips said...

Love your shots, Karen. So cute.
Get well soon.

Andy said...

Take care and get back to normal.

travelwithintent.com said...

Wonderful bird shots. Get well soon!

Carole M. said...

sorry you're still feeling so crook Karen; hopefully much better real soon. Are you taking your photos through glass? They're excellent photos and beautiful birds

eileeninmd said...

Karen, I hope you feel better soon. I love your variety of birds and the cute black squirrel. Have a happy week!

Mary said...

Such little beauties! Wonderful photos!

Buttons said...

Oh Karen I hope you feel better soon. Our weather sure does keep us guessing but while I am guessing I will enjoy your awesome photos. Hug B

Edna B said...

What beautiful photos. I too, love photographing the wildlife and birds that come to my yard. They give hope that today may be a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing.

Beyond Wandering said...

Your photos are stunning, Karen, and hope you will feel better soon!

Terri Buster said...

Beautiful series of photos today- I hope you feel better soon!

Gail Dixon said...

Gosh, I hate to hear you're still not well. What a beautiful collection of photos, though! I can't wait to see our goldfinches in the spring, as well as the junco. Such sweet little birds. The focus and color here are amazing. Such a change in the leaf color from two weeks ago.

TexWisGirl said...

i loved every one of these photos!!! gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! i am so sorry you're still sick! but even still, you share such beautiful birds and critters with us. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Gorgeous photos, Karen! I loved everyone of them. I hope you are feeling better soon! Take care of yourself.

Sylvia K said...

I'm so sorry you've been ill!! That's never fun! Holding good thoughts for you!! I do LOVE your captures for the day, as always!! You and I both have squirrels today!! And you always get the most beautiful shots of the birds!! They never cease to amaze me, Karen!! Thank you for sharing the beauty!!

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

It is amazing how many wonderful different colors birds can come in. They are all so uniquely beautiful.

Muffie said...

Love those beautiful birds. (The squirrel, not so much...) Soon, winter will settle in, and then that changeable weather pattern will be long gone.

Susie Clevenger said...

Feel better soon!! Gorgeous shots as always!!

RedPat said...

You do so well with these nature shots in your yard!

Debbie said...

oooohhhhh karen, i had hoped you were feeling better!!

your images are just beautiful!!

Carletta said...

So sorry Karen to hear you still aren't feeling well. Hope that changes soon.
Your bird photos are, as always, delightful and wonderfully captured!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just get well -- that's all we want you to do Karen!!!

Lovely series, weird weather! Bandit needs a sign "Will Pose for Peanuts."

Gary Phillips said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Leovi said...

Wow, great, I'm enjoying these wonderful colors, beautiful shots!!

acreativeharbor.com said...

That is quite the furry squirrel ~ and love the cardinals ~ All great shots ~ thanks, carol, xxx

acreativeharbor.com said...

That is quite the furry squirrel ~ and love the cardinals ~ All great shots ~ thanks, carol, xxx

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful birds. Agree with you about the weather changes. But it looks pretty in the images.

Sandy Carlson said...

Goodness! These are gorgeous photos. I love that squirrel.

ladyfi said...

What magical shots! Hoping you feel a lot better and soon.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos! I'm sorry to hear that you're still not feeling well. Take care!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Well, you know just how much I really like birds and bird photos...but I must admit, today...Bandit caught my eye. What a charmer.

Fun60 said...

How wonderful to see so much of the world from your window. Take care and hopefully you will be up and about before too long.

DrillerAA09 said...

Very nice images. I don't think I've ever seen a black squirrel. Our trees have displayed their fall colors, most of the leaves have fallen and winter is fast approaching.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Wow!! what a fat squirrel!!! Dianne

Dave said...

With the colder weather comes the chance to get gorgeous images like these, you nailed everyone of them. Great camera work.

magiceye said...

Superb captures all!!

Leora said...

I hope you feel better.

The birds are beautiful - you capture the bird and background well.

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Your photos make me miss my old digs up north. Our feeder birds are mostly aggressive pigeons,doves and Monk Parakeets, aided by the feral Muscovy Ducks that can spill all the seed at once.

Carver said...

Great shots of the birds and squirrel. I hope you get well soon.

mick said...

A great series of photos of very beautiful birds. Hope you get better very soon.

i stora drag said...

At first, you took such lovely photos of all of your nice birds! (and the squirrel too)

That sounded a bit weird about the weather you're having!

Thanks for your nice thougths and congratulations in my blog and at last I wish you to get well very soon!
Hugs Pia

Phil Slade said...

You may be feeling under the weather Karen but your photos are just wonderful. The cardinals especially althought its unfair to pick them out above the pecker and the junco. Hope you're feeling better soon by which time your pictures will be absolutely unbeatable.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Wow, you have a wonderful window view♫♪ Love your shots. Feel better soon♥ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/sunscape/

HansHB said...

Great photos, well done!

EG CameraGirl said...

You certainly moved quickly from green into near winter!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

beautiful bird shots. I cannot get over how big that squirrel is! I hope you are feeling better very soon.

Al said...

I love the contrast between the green and golden leaves - great post.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh Karen... I hope you feel better soon. I know how these things can take you down.. Glad you have some birdy company.... Michelle

MyMaracas said...

I certainly envy you your crisp, clear shots of the birds and squirrels. They are beautiful!

Hope you are well soon.

Kalantikan said...

I am glad you can still snap some photos while you're getting well yet. Take care. That woodpecker looks much the same as ours here in the tropics, but it seldom let us see them.

you-wee because said...

Beautiful bird shots, Karen. The first one, the Cardinal, is my favourite!
Today we got the first snow 2013 at Germany as well.
Regards and get well soon, Uwe.

Stewart M said...

The gold background is wonderful. Our weather is all over the place.

Hope you get better soon!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Carola said...

Awesome bird shots! And what a beautiful squirrel.
Your photography is fantastic.
Thanks for all your comments.

Kerri Farley said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!
Your pics are AWESOME!!

DeniseinVA said...

These respiratory infections can really take it out of you. Sure hope you feel better soon. Your birds are lovely and I especially liked the fall color background behind the Dark-eyed Junco, thought the bright green is pretty too. Your black squirrel is such a cutie! I put a large suet block outside yesterday and forgot to take it in last night. It had disappeared today, though they had been kind enough to leave behind the hanger ;) I think a hungry raccoon must have had a feast.

Hannah said...

You captured some of my favorite birds, the Cardinals which I enjoyed as a child, and the adorable woodpecker, which don't come to my feeder so I can only see them way up in a tree or hear the tapping. Get well soon!

Laura said...

May you feel strengthened a bit more each day Karen. I hope those little visitors are bringing you cheer even though you are feeling so unwell.

Nancy Claeys said...

Beautiful shots Karen! They really document the changes in your weird weather. Hope you are feeling better today. xo

Ellie said...

Beautiful pictures Karen, the weather sure is fickle isn't it?
I'm hoping you get better real soon, take care!!

Swati Singh said...

Today's, most beautiful bird watching!
Nice find the birds to take well captures.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful, lovely birds, but oh my goodness that adorable squirrel, what a darling chap!!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Adore all these characters. But the chirping goldfinch particularly wins a smile. And love the beautiful bokeh colours too.

Me said...

What a great series of shots. Love the way you can see the season change in the background.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi I am sorry you are still unwell. hope you improve very soon. these shots are all wonderful. Lovely little birds.