Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's Snowing

Winter (snow) has arrived early again this year.
The backyard critters are looking for food.
 
 Male Northern Cardinal

 Black Squirrel (Pawsy)
 
Mourning Dove
 
The muscle spasticity and pain that have wreaked havoc with my body over the past few weeks, has been tamed to a level of tolerance, which is allowing me to return to some of my normal activities...one of them being, taking pics of my backyard visitors.

I am hoping to post here at least once a week, and resume visiting and commenting, on all my friends blogs. It feels good to be back!
 
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41 comments:

Stephanie said...

It is really good to see you back. You have been missed. I love all the images, especially the Cardinal. Welcome back!

Elephant's Child said...

Welcome back. You have been missed. Badly.
I love your backyard visitors and hope that the tolerance becomes relief.
I am envying the snow too - we are lurching into summer here. Too early, too fast.

Nancy J said...

My blog list was very quiet with you away, and I'm so happy that you are back in photo mode for this snow fall, I wonder how much fell at your place, after looking at photos on Google, checking wunderground and accuweather, 2 of my favourite sites, I see that 8 Feet was maybe the measurement they thought it would reach. Hope you fared better. Welcome back, from Jean.

Andaje said...

Good to see you back again.
could you send some snow in our direction? It is "just" grey and cold here and very short days so a lot of the animals here are hiding in cozy places.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

My dearest Karen,

Oh dear, dear I had no idea you were feeling so poorly. I am so sorry. You poor lady!

I am praying for you - we all need your incredible photographs! : - )

Healing blessings be yours, friend. ♥

David Gascoigne said...

Hi Karen: It's so good to see you back. I have a friend dealing with MS right now so I have at least an inkling of what you are going through.
Bonne chance et bon courage.

Icy BC said...

Good to see you back with your beautiful photos, Karen!

I hope you will feel better each day.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Karen I am so happy to hear you are having some relief....your snowy pictures are stunning.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

It seems winter was late leaving this year and early arriving. The cardinals sure do stand out in the snow.

Karen S. said...

I know the feeling, it arrived early here too, and I can bet that it will leave late as well. But, all that said, your photos are extremely pretty and hey folks in Florida and other hot no-snow-places don't have this special treat!

Debbie said...

it's so important to feed them right now, it's so hard for them to find food!!!

I am so grateful that you are feeling better, no one should have to suffer the pain of MS, and could we PLEASE find a cure!!!!

your images, as always, are beautiful!!!!

ladyfi said...

Welcome back - and wow, you're back with some gorgeous shots.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm so glad it is calming down a bit. love your backyard birds and critters. :)

Linda W. said...

Awesome photos! Love the snowy backgrounds. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Mersad said...

Absolutely perfect and stunning photography. You really outdid yourself on these.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Muffie said...

So glad to hear that you're improving! I love the blue "eye shadow" on the little bird!

Sylvia K said...

So good to see you back online, Karen, and I do hope you continue to feel "better" if not perfect!! I have missed you and your fantastic photos like these today!!! Thanks for sharing these of your little COLD critters!

Judy said...

Karen, welcome back! I'm glad your issues have subsided. Let's hope it stays that way. Thank you once again for gracing us with the beauty of your photographs.

Pamela Gordon said...

I am happy to hear that you are feeling much better! Great news. These photos are stunning. The one of the cardinal is so beautiful. I'm glad you are able to get out and take photos again. Blessings. Pam

Margaret Adamson said...

Great to hear you are feeling a bit better so welcome back to blogging. These shots with the critters in the snow are lovely. keep warm.

RedPat said...

It's so good to see you back, Karen! Snow can certainly be pretty - but please not this early. ;-)

Felicia said...

So glad you are making some progress. I sincerely hope you can get rid of all the problems and return to normal

I love your snow images.

Ida said...

So happy to see your post again and glad you are feeling less pain. These are delightful. I loved them all. We didn't get nearly that much snow (thank goodness).

Buttons said...

Oh Karen I am so glad the pain is manageable and you can share your beautiful photos of your friends. HUG HUG take care B

Andrea Priebe said...

So glad you are feeling better and able to do the things you love to do. Your pictures are amazing and the snow really sets them off. I love snow, it is pretty and cold, but it is the wind and the deep freezing temperatures that have me counting the days to Spring. Glad to have you baack, Karen ... stay well!

Andrea @ From The Sol

Gail Dixon said...

It's so good to have you back! Happy to hear the pain is tolerable enough for you to feel somewhat normal. It must be terribly frustrating for you. What beautiful photos you've shared today.

Les... said...

welcome back!! *VBS*

great winter pics! love the contrast of color to snow with the cardinal and the B&W of the squirrel *S*

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

So happy to see your beautiful critters again ... and even more important so happy you are well enough to take their pictures and post them. Sending good thoughts your way for a continued remission.

Indrani said...

Missed your lovely captures! Such wonderful visitors you have. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photography, absolutely right on Karen. I am terribly upset about your illness, keep your pecker up.

Rory Bore said...

look at that red cardinal!! fantastic shot. oh, and nice fence too. :)

Sandra said...

I LOVE THE DOVE! so beautiful

Linda said...

Outstanding photographs! Hope you continue to improve quickly.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Excellent photos! It's good to hear that you are feeling better.

eileeninmd said...

I do hope you continue to feel better.. Lovely shots of your yard birds.. Happy Sunday!

eileeninmd said...

I do hope you continue to feel better.. Lovely shots of your yard birds.. Happy Sunday!

Anni said...

Of course for me, the cardinal is an all time favorite for me. So that one just has to steal the show...it's so pretty.

Love the mourning dove also.

Out on the prairie said...

That cold makes it hard to get out and watch. I have a number of blinds around my farm to break the wind . Great shots of lovely visitors.

Hannah said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, I've heard healing testimonies about colloidal silver and MS. The snow photos look so wonderful, especially the gorgeous red Cardinal, and the darling mourning dove. I didn't know they have blue eyelids, so cute.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of the critters in Wintertime. So beautiful.
Best regards, Synnöve

Marie said...

The ice on the squirrel's whiskers...brrr! The birds look so cold too. Hope you are keeping warm!