Monday, January 6, 2014

Winter Blues


Another Canadian winter day. More snow, squalls, high winds, and temperatures dropping to minus 33 Fahrenheit with the wind-chill. This Blue Jay looks a bit disgruntled with it all, but at least he has a stash of peanuts (to the right).

I'm going to curl up by the fire with hot tea, my gardening books, and plan my vegetable garden for this year!


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41 comments:

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

You've got a great idea and it is one that I'll be doing too. Lovely photo of the bluejay

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love Sir Blue Jay, but he does look a tad chilly!! Wonderful capture as always, Karen!! Curling up in front of the fire sounds perfect for the day! Stay warm and enjoy!!

Janet Martin said...

Love your pics...and the way you think!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Your blue jay is lucky to have you helping feed him! Planning the garden sounds like a wonderful idea. Stay safe and warm!

Nancy J said...

Super photo, he is well looked after with peanuts on hand, and a fire, a book to read, plans to make, perfect winter comfort. Greetings from Jean

TexWisGirl said...

he's very cute. stay warm and safe, karen!

Joop Zand said...

Very nice photo Karen.

NatureFootstep said...

nicely composed image. :)

RedPat said...

I'm fed up with this winter and it has only just begun!

Debbie said...

he's thinkin' "what was i thinkin'...should have flow south"!!

the snow makes this image extra special!!

Elephant's Child said...

It sounds as if you have an almost perfect day ahead...

SmilingSally said...

Hello Karen,

What a terrific shot! I can see each feather. Good job! Thanks for sharing.

Have a Happy Blue Monday.

Joy H said...

Beautiful photo, did you take this? It is beautiful. Have a great week and stay warm!

Linda W. said...

Nice photo of the bluejay. Stay warm up there!

islandwonder said...

Beautiful photo! My goodness, stay by that fire.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Now this is the kind of winter blues I would love!!! Lucky you. And such a beautiful image, as always.

EG CameraGirl said...

Super shot of the blue jay! Great idea to sit by the fire with a gardening book.

My Little Home and Garden said...

It's a stunning photo of a blue jay; I prefer to think that it's content in its natural habitat, as I hope you were -tea at hand- in yours.

Karen

Carver said...

Great shot of the bluejay and the snow.

Mersad said...

Beautiful image that fits this cold season perfectly.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Laura said...

Such pretty feathers on top… weirdly warm here today… 43F and raining… but it will drop and then boy will the roads be slick!

Ellie said...

This is a stunning shot - it would make a lovely card! You have been having some really bad weather haven't you. We aren't having the snow and really cold temps but we are having gale force winds and lots of rain. It is never ending. Roll on the Spring. :))

Muffie said...

Love the little birdie! Try to stay warm!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lucky is the blue jay who lives where peanuts are on the winter menu! Gardening catalogs are made to get people through cold spells! (And gray rainy ones, back when we lived in Oregon). Stay warm.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty bluejay, lovely capture! Have a happy week!

DeniseinVA said...

Oh goodness I will definitely not be moaning about our nippy temperatures tonight after reading about yours. Sweet photo of the Blue Jay :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Pretty blue jay. I'm sure he is happy to have a few peanuts to eat. I'm curling up with a blanket and book to try and stay warm.
Have fun planning your garden!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh it is so very cold for every living thing....

Les... said...

gorgeous, vibrant pic of the beaut bluejay against the white winter snow! I bet he is sure grateful for those life saving peanuts *S*

Me said...

Winter blues is so right! Lovely Blue Jay shot. Think I`d rather pick weeds than shovel snow.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a sweet shot, Karen!
Our cold arrives tonight, with just abut the same wind chill as you are experiencing. Definitely time to stay inside.

Hannah said...

Wonderful focus on the cute Blue Jay. We bought 50 lb of Black Sunflower seed which get eaten very fast but so far no Steller's Jays.

Stephanie said...

He is beautiful with that blue on his head. Enjoying your bird shots!

Gail Dixon said...

Such a beautiful portrait! I'm glad this is the winter blues you were talking about. :) Brrrr...the poor birds...how brave and strong they are.

Carole M. said...

...simply ADORABLE Karen

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Karen, he is gorgeous and it looks as though you "staged" him with the snow-covered branches of evergreen. I love seeing the birds all fluffed to stay warm in the winter.

Bises,
Genie

ladyfi said...

What a lovely shot. Keep warm!

Terri Buster said...

Oh he is a handsome fella...I love his coloring. 33 below is dangerously cold- stay warm!

Arija said...

Good luck with your veggie patch! I got a raised bed for Christmas, now I'm thinking of my winter veggies.
Love the Blue Jay stuffing himself.

Cynthia said...

Planning a garden in this frigid winter weather is such a hopeful thing to do. I usually wait until the February doldrums hit. Your jay looks very happy to have found those peanuts.

Icy BC said...

Oh he is beautiful, Karen!