Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Safari - Deer, Redwings

My Dearly Beloved and I went out for awhile this morning. We drove to an area that is being converted back to wetlands. We were lucky enough to see two more Whooping Cranes. They were tagged so I am sure they are being monitored. They looked quite happy to be in this renewed wetland. We also saw a small herd of White-tailed Deer. They took off running with those tails waving. I just had to try to capture them. I did so from a picture I asked my DB to take. It was difficult for him because they took off as soon as they saw us stop.

The Red-wing blackbirds were all on territory. It was fun hearing their calls. It sounded like a true spring day.
Did you have a Safari this weekend? What inspired you this weekend?? For more Sunday Safari excitment go over to Sherry's blog Q's Corner.

Monday, February 21, 2011

One Single Impression - Top

Spring floods nourish fields
floatsum bobbing by gaily
soon the river will top

For more poetry go to One Single Impression. This week's prompt is TOP.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wintering Whooping Cranes

We have been lucky enough to have a pair of Whooping Cranes wintering in our county. We have driven to the out of the way area where they have stayed several time to watch them. We are wondering how long they will stay since it is warming up here. These whoopers have tracking radios on their legs. I didn't put those on this one. It is fun to know where these birds came from but I sort of dislike seeing the tracking equipment on them. It just isn't natural. All the resident birds are singing and setting up territories now.  Are the birds in your area singing yet?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Animal Wednesday - Lambs

Since today is the first day in a week or so that I have felt half human (due to a cold) my DB decided it was time to get out and get some fresh air. I agreed since when I looked out and saw that some of the Goldfinches are beginning to get a bit of color around their head and neck we might find some other evidence that spring has not forsaken us.
While driving in the country we came upon a small herd of sheep. Below is the male with those big horns.
Here are some of his progeny being well cared for by their Mother despite it being 15F.
Momma was a little nervous with us being there. They were good little lambs, staying close to their warm milk source. 
I wish you all a happy Animal Wedensday. Are you seeing any signs of spring in your area?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Animal Wedensday - Goldfinch

Today wasn't a very nice day for any animals outside. Not that it was so cold but the wind has been blwoing and the snow has been flurrying making it uncomfortable to be out. Not like up North. I am not complaining just stating a fact. The goldfinches kept coming to the sock outside my studio window.
I have been sitting around thinking (yes, this does occur) about what I could do for my "Kids Write" girl for Valentines Day.  We are told not to spend more than $5 if we send something. I mean, I don't know what I could do with that amount of money. Anyway I try to make things for her. I was about to give up on this thought when I read Julie's blog post HERE. She was making a heart doll and putting it into a jewlery box covered with pretty paper. I was inspired. Below is the box I covered with some red velvet covered paper. Then I made hearts on top with glitter glue.

 Julie's doll was so cute. I just had to try that too. I had felt, floss, beads etc. So I got to work. This little doll will fit right inside the box. I hope my little girl likes her. It sure made me happy to have something to create for her. Thanks Julie for sharing your work.
Happy Animal Wednesday to all.  I hope everyone that has to deal with this storm is warm and safe.