Enjoy this short video of pictures I took today, walking through our woods with the dogs. I love my Birds of Michigan Field Guide (and companion audio CD) to help me identify the birds I see around the patch. (Thanks, Jen and Jeff!)
PHOTOS IN THE VIDEO
In the order in which they appear.
1) A Black-Capped Chickadee flitted in a bush just outside our living room window.
2) A Tufted Titmouse sat in a huff in the tree by our Hawken Woodstove.
3) Along our trail on the north side I caught a Robin as he took flight!
4) A steep hill on the Rifle River Recreation Area ski trail--at the spot where my nieces and I skied down on our butts!
5) A pair of Tundra Swans trumpeted overhead and soared down to Grebe Lake.
6) A lonely fishing pier jutted out into the still-frozen water.
7) But...it MUST be spring when Red-Winged Blackbirds sing!
8) Gypsy carries two sticks, and will never give them up. Gus likes a BIGGER stick to lug along!
9) Where there is shelter from the sun, the snow is hanging on. Nevertheless, like the wicked witch, it is melting, melting, melting! You can barely see Gus's paw prints in the crusty snow as he passed by a sinking tip of pine bough.
Don't get the idea that I think winter is wicked!
|Flowers for winter.|