If You Can’t Beat It Enjoy It

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Today is another cold winters day, below seasonal for that matter– minus eight degrees. So instead of complaining, I decided to get out for a little bit and enjoy it.

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By the way, that hairy hand is not mine. I’m the one taking the photo. This brave little chickadee stopped by for some sunflower seeds and peanuts.

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Canada Geese

It was kind of a mix day. At times the sky was very blue and at other times a bit overcast with some snow flurries. These are some Canada Geese flying over the snowy marsh.

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I still have a lot to learn about the names and types of birds.

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Red Wing Black Bird

Well this is a good sign, because even though it’s very cold out, I am told that when you see the Red Winged Black Bird, its a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. I always thought it was the Robin, but apparently not. So I was quite happy to see this guy today.

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Male Cardinal

There were quite a few male Cardinals out today. You hardly ever see so many males together. I tried to get at least two together, but I was unsuccessful. I find that the males are a bit more skittish than the females.

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Canada Geese on the snow bank along Lake Ontario
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Lake Ontario

Well I’m sure glad that I saw the red Wing blackbird which is to herald in the spring season, because it sure doesn’t look like it here. Just the same as you will see in the next few photos it was rather beautiful. At least I enjoyed it, perhaps a bit more than my hubby.

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There you have it, the icy shore line of lake Ontario. At least the Lake itself was not frozen. So there is hope the Spring is near by.

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Wild Turkey

Quite a few Wild Turkeys could be seen along the path and in the woods today.

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Red Squirrel

He always looks so inquisitive. Perhaps he or she can smell the peanuts.


39 Replies to “If You Can’t Beat It Enjoy It”

    1. Thanks, Christine, it was a nice sunny day and I was hoping to get some flight shots of raptors, but I was still happy to take what nature gave me.

    1. Thank you for your kind words in regards to the pictures. Yes, these birds are pretty hardy, especially the little chickadees, and they are the smallest, but the bravest of the bunch. The Red Winged Blackbird is back from somewhere down south, but he knows that spring is almost here.

    1. Thanks Michelle. Yes, those little birds are really pretty brave. While a lot of the other birds may be skittish not them. Especially at this time of year when there is not much food. When we go walking on the trails they will come flying right up to our heads, they will land on the lens of the camera and definitely eat out of the hand.

  1. I really like those ice pics! We don’t get that up this way. That little sparrow looks like a song sparrow, one of my favorite birds, they usually come back here in early April. Great pics, enjoy your week!

    1. Thanks Steve, wow, you’re lucky—no ice!! It did really look very lovely along the shoreline though, and much nicer than what you see in the pictures. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings!!

      1. It’s just that we don’t get that kind of ice sculpture. We do get lots of ice though! I have discovered that more than once!๐Ÿ˜ต

      2. This was right on the shores of the lake, probably a lot of it formed from when the wave come in and go out again. Now if we have freezing rain, that is when you will see it more widespread.

  2. Thanks for showcasing your excellent photography skills as well as the summary. I enjoy taking pictures in a natural setting and posting to my Photo Gallery.

    1. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒI tried with the photography skills. Today was the first day in a while since I’ve used the camera, and was fumbling with the right settings. I also love taking nature photos.

  3. Oh my, Iโ€™m so glad you took your journey, capturing these beautiful birds of many colors and different names in their own element on this Winter Day. ๐Ÿค—
    InHisCare ๐Ÿ™

    1. It was a beautiful day to be out and about. It was nice and bright and sunny, freezing cold though. This time of year food is scarce for the birdies, so why not give them a little helping hand!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆ‰๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฆƒ

      1. That is so wonderful, I felt like I was apart of that Journey. Oh the Beauty of the Icicles were design of Art. I canโ€™t wait to read your Poem from those pictures. My sensors were going off with excitement ๐Ÿ˜Š. It always wonderful to give a helping hand those birds definitely got a treat.

      2. Thanks Yonnie—I’m glad that you felt a part of the journey yourself. A few weeks ago we went to an Ice Sculpting event and I shared some of the photos here of the talent we saw that man had put into their Ice Sculpting. Yesterday after we got back home my hubby suggested that I now look at the Icicles done by nature, by our Master Creator. It was amazing. It would take man a life time and then some to put all the little details in their sculpting. God is awesome, and always speaking to us through nature.

      3. Yes Maโ€™am, this is indeed True. Yes, God is Awesome! On your divine journey you caught Godโ€™โ€™s Creative Master Pieces. Those can be transferred to Beautiful Canvases ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ™

      4. Yes, I was certainly thinking of our Master Creator. He is the most Creative Artist there is. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘

    1. Yes, nature certainly is beautiful and there for us to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!!

    1. It’s best to always keep looking to God. Every day is a beautiful day filled with goodness when we are with Him!

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