Saturday, March 22, 2014

Still Snowing

Everyone is really tired of the snow and cold, but as we all know,
"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." Hal Borland
 
I'm beginning to wonder!
Freezing rain and more snow expected today!
 
 Blue Jay
 
Grackle (has arrived a bit too early!)
 

66 comments:

Debbie said...

awww karen, i am sending you some sunshine!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

That's so cute, the giant leap for rodent-kind!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, your squirrel looks like mine!! And it does look SO cold!! Wish I could send you some of our weather today -- it's still chilly, but blue skies without a cloud! I'm sure my critters will be out in force and soon! Hope you have a good weekend, anyway, Karen!! Stay warm!

Linda W. said...

You always get such great bird and squirrel shots. Sorry your winter is lasting forever. Thinking warm and sunny thoughts for you.

Willow said...

Great shots ~ loving that JAy !
I know huh ~ we have snow forecasted again this coming week ~ enough already !

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

lovely action shots of the squirrel. We had some snow this morning but the skies are clearing and the temperature is going up a little bit.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

May the snow soon go!

Dark and Thorny Way

TexWisGirl said...

such cuties! glad you keep them fed in the continued snows!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wonderful photos Karen. Love the ones of the squirrel. We're waiting on spring's arrival here too. It may take a few weeks. :(

Muffie said...

We're having nice warm weather today, but then the temps drop and we may have snow next week. When will it end???

Carletta said...

These two birdies are wearing their snowflakes well. :) Nice shots!
Cute squirrel shots too.

Janet Shaw said...

Nice clear shots :) Beautiful!

DeniseinVA said...

Very cute post, great photos Karen. Sorry about the snow, we're expecting more on Tuesday. I will really enjoy Spring this year, as we all will I'm sure.

kaykuala said...

Caught in the cold! Great pics Karen!

Hank

Phil Slade said...

Sorry about the snow again - love the Blue Jay photo.

Here's about our smallest bird of prey - also in North America and Canada.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/m/merlin/

carol l mckenna said...

Marvelous critter and wintry photos ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely beasts, still snow, brilliant photos.

Ela said...

Wonderful pictures :)

Pat said...

Great shots, Karen.

Elephant's Child said...

Stunning shots - as always. I feel for the birds and animals though. Food must be harder to find, and needed. I am so glad you feed them.

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're all so cute! I'm so happy that we had a sunny day today.

Buttons said...

Yeah darn snow:) Hug B

Adam Jones said...

Lovely Blue Jay pictures and I like the Grackle too.

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

Lovely shots...that little squirrel leaping in the snow is just too cute..great capture!

Ralph said...

The jay looks positively disgusted with this continuing winter, a sentiment that I share. The animals seasonal body clocks know that Spring Equinox has passed. So how about some (reasonably) warm weather and a total snow melt. That would work for all the animals, and myself as well!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I would box up some sunshine and send it to you guys if I could. You could trade me a bouquet of spring flowers when you get them. (I guess we'll have to do it virtually -- and that won't warm you up at all will it.)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such pretty feathered and fluffy characters. Love how the snow lingers like magic round the bird in the first photo. And the little squirrel looks quite at home rummaging in his snowy world.

Carole M. said...

I love these photos and the Grackle, such a quirky name and an interesting bird too

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shots of the Jay and Grackle. And the squirrel mosaic is adorable. Thank you for linking up with Saturday's Critters.. Have a happy weekend!

Les... said...

entertaining and awesome as always! *VBS*

Lmkazmierczak said...

Marvelous blue jay shot♪ Action in the snow is wonderful! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/flower-shower/

RedPat said...

It is so depressing! Great pics, Karen.

Robyn said...

Karen,
I used the same quote on my post today! The Blue Jay picture is my favorite shot today.

Rambling Woods said...

Yes here too

Stephanie said...

As I recall when I was younger living in Montreal, the winters were long, snow melting by end of March, sometimes a surprise snow fall in mid-April, then rain to bring May flowers. Wish it would end the snow for you folks east of us. Love the bird shots!

Indrani said...

Clear captures of critters against so much snow.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen;
Wow; your Jay and Grackle & squirrel are SO adorable♡♡♡ They look really lively under the snow, aren't they♪
Hope your spring is soon!

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Love the snowflakes on feathers and fur! Thanks for cooling us off a bit here in south Florida!

Roan said...

Snow does make a great background for bird pics. Extremely well done!

HansHB said...

Awesome photos! Well done!

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My Little Home and Garden said...

Incredible shots, as always, Karen. I love how you get such clear photos of birds and the squirrel action shots are fun. More ice and snow, not quite so welcome, I'm sure. Here's to a meltdown in your area very soon!

-Karen

Anni said...

...that squirrel rompin' and stompin' in the snow...looks like a happy dance!

Love the two bird images...the grackle, you managed to get the beautiful iridescent colors!!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Nice bird photos, and the squirrel is being comical like they tend to be.

Angela said...

Love that Blue Jay picture- very nice shots.

Mascha said...

Snow, snow snow - will it never ends?
The photos are so lovely...

NatureFootstep said...

love the Grackle image. It is beautiful.
You might want to come to my place. Spring is in full swing. :)

Me said...

Nice birdy shots, and the squirrel sure is cute.

Me said...

Nice birdy shots, and the squirrel sure is cute.

Vee said...

Wonderful pictures! I feel your pain...

Lorrie said...

Hope that snow melts very soon for you. Beautiful grackle. Love that color blue.

Life Images by Jill said...

Those birds look like they have had enough too. Although the squirrel looks happy - I hope he has stored away enough food. and that spring comes soon for you all.
Have a wonderful week. I am joining you through Mosaic Monday.

Gert said...

Great photos...each and everyone of them. Love that little squirrel!

Blessings,
Gert

Nonnie said...

I love how shadows on snow look blue! Our snow is finally gone, and I spied a robin, but he was gone too quickly for me to snap a shot. I hope your snow melts soon, poor bluejay looked a little forlorn.

Icy BC said...

These are gorgeous shots, Karen!

Keeps hope as winter won't last forever, but I know we all need some warm sun sooner than later.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Your photo of the Blue Jay is gorgeous. Spring will be even sweeter when it arrives! (But I do wish I could send you some warmth from Virginia.)

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Excellent picures- love the close ups!
The squirrel adventure shots are cute! Grackels- hate seeing them but I get it's a sign of spring too!

Michelle B said...

You have to wonder what the little birds are thinking about the snow! I bet they are wishing for spring too! I love your bluejay picture!

Veronica Roth said...

Gosh, mom and I were just sympathising about the terrible winter out east. Hope it breaks up soon. Come down here to Mexico for a break!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Beautiful pics -- the blue of the Blue Jay is gorgeous! And the squirrel... you really captured his antics!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Karen,

I do hope that you soon see signs of Spring. Thanks for sharing this beautiful blue bird. It's a new one for me.

Have a Happy Blue Monday!

Karen said...

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Rainey Shafer said...

The squirrel photo is really cute! And that first bird photo is SO amazing... The colors, the sharpness!
Bravo!

~Rainey @ The Project Table~

Jen said...

I wasn't aware grackles migrated. They're always here and they're always loud.

Poppy said...

Hi Karen,

I think that Grackle is also a little shocked at the snowy spring! I'm in Toronto for my first spring in 15 years, and it is c-o-l-d!

Amazing pics!

poppy

Mary Cromer said...

Beautiful entry and yep, we have snow this morning and a bit more on the way...sigh!

Liz said...

Such gorgeous blues and that squirrel collage is priceless.