I know that if you live in the
US, you must be tired of looking at snow, but I finally got some more and went out early this morning to take some photos. Hopefully, those of you in Africa, the Canada or northern Europe , and other warm places will enjoy a few snowy pictures. Philippines
I am happy you enjoyed my Mama Llama and the Goats story. Manzanita, I didn't know you raised llamas for 35 years. What an interesting life you have had! Thank you Kittie Howard and Terry M. Scott, who saw the potential for a children's book in this story. I feel honored and inspired. I can't draw, but I may know someone who can.
On the Ravens and the Hawk post: I was happy you liked the photos and I agree with those of you who feel it is hard to capture birds in flight like that. I took several more shots where only a blue sky appeared. What one would have done before digital cameras, I can't imagine. Pay for a bunch of blue sky photos or get one of those contact sheets, I guess, and then have to wait forever.
Thank you Upupaepops – I always hope you will read my nature posts and let me know what is really going on. Also thanks to Kattsby, who lives in
, and mentioned the eagles there. There are golden eagles here, but not in the canyon. I keep hoping they will do a fly-over some time when I'm outside, but so far no luck. Finally, both Kim and Nan commented on the size of the ravens in New Brunswick, Canada . I don't think the ones here in the canyon are very large. I don't remember any other ravens, except those at the Alaska . (Are they still there, with their wings clipped? – I remember them as being huge, but I may be wrong, it was an eternity ago.) We don't have magpies here and I wish we did. Tower of London
The long road home from the mailbox. Angel and I walked there this morning.
Thanks also for your comments on My Three Dogs, I agree that dogs are really good to have around. As you may know, I love cats, but they don't require walks and they don't bark at strangers, so for me, living here alone so much, my dogs help me and keep me moving and happy in addition to feeling secure. I would not live here alone without a dog.
Oh, Inger, your snowscapes are beautiful! GLAD you posted them. So neat to see the canyon covered in white!ReplyDelete
What lovely shots Inger. Nothing like a light blanket of snow to make things stand out. I know what you mean about dogs and how they 'keep one moving'.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, I have begun to read 'Strength In What Remains'......will report back to you.
Magpies make me think of the magpies at my grandmother's farm who would swoop down and peck out the cat's eyes if he got too close to her nest. Ravens I can never tell apart from crows. Or blackbirds.ReplyDelete
Your snow pic.s are very pretty. We've had enough snow here, but its always looks so pretty coating the trees.ReplyDelete
I love your photos! You really live in a spot of such beauty!ReplyDelete
BRRRR! I didn't think it got that chilly there! Great snow pictures, the trees and hills look fantastic!ReplyDelete
Inger, those are beautiful photographs! You should have them enlarged and perhaps frame them. And, I couldn't agree with you more about having dogs with you. I would not like it here without my dogs!...:)JPReplyDelete
We had our snow so early in the winter over here it now seems like a distant memory - normal service has been resumed in my neck of the woods since the new year. Like you snow andsunshine pictures - it looks like the sort of day where if you wrap up a bit, it's just a pleasure to go out in.ReplyDelete
Inger, it was snowing this morning in our local mountains and I drove up into it! I just couldn't WAIT! I'm sitting here now, fidgeting, because I want to go back!!!ReplyDelete
Love the snow pictures...I love snow especially on a nice bright sunny day. The only thing I don't like about it, is when it starts to melt and looks so dirty from all the pollution.ReplyDelete
We have seen a magpie once or twice at our current home. I think they are so pretty. We are nearer a wooded area in our new home and have had magpie visits. We laughed at the audacity of the bird as it teased Tucker one afternoon. Of course, we didn't have the camera, so hope to catch a repeat performance and film it!ReplyDelete
You actually received quite a bit of snow, Inger. Looks very pretty. :)ReplyDelete
Those are awesome shots!!! Snow really can make the surroundings look spiffy.ReplyDelete
I miss magpies. Haven't seen one since I left Sweden. They were not around in Quebec either. They're so much fun to watch. The crows don't do it for me, even though a nature programme on TV made me look differently on crows forever.
Just saw on TV about snow in San Francisco :)
Inger, while I am so ready for the snow to leave us, I think it still makes beautiful pictures as you've shown today!! I hope you're having an enjoyable weekend!!ReplyDelete
The snow is so beautiful....but can be such a pain.ReplyDelete
the pictures are just beautiful! and, since the snow missed joshua tree AGAIN, i definitely enjoyed looking at them!ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures :-)ReplyDelete
Loved the pictures...especially the one with the sun shinning through the tree.ReplyDelete
Your snow pics are so pretty. Thanks for sharing your morning.ReplyDelete
Inger, if you write a children's book you don't also do the illustrations. That's separate. Publishers have illustrators who do the work.
I'm glad you enjoyed the snow pictures, I wasn't sure if they would hold any interest this late in the winter. The good thing about snow here is that it usually melts by the end of the day.ReplyDelete
If i knew that here in Indiana we would get so much snow, i wouldve stayed in The Netherlands... But then i see your pictures and i go true mine.... And i feel blessed to be here!ReplyDelete
wow...your mountains look so much like our mountains! i guess we're only one state away! great shots!ReplyDelete
Since I live in AZ I enjoy the snow pictures! Inger - thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog, I feel as though I am really getting to know you.ReplyDelete