Before we get too far away from winter I wanted to share my image of the “twitter family”…..they are the ORIGINAL twitter family and they do not use computers to communicate…they are in the process of filing a lawsuit for intellectual property theft. Everyone using “twitter”…don’t panic…I’m sure the damages that they’re asking for only amounts to “peanuts”….and maybe some birdseed.
In my last post I showed you what “Mom” was doing…what I didn’t show you was what was going on behind her back…typical Sibling stuff….don’t worry, this is very normal for them and no one was hurt in the photographing of these images…as you can see in the last one…all returned to normal.
One last photo of “the doe in the snow”…..
I think I’ve worn out my welcome…this guy just wants me to go away!
AS MENTIONED YESTERDAY..I’M DOING A ZANNYRO FORECAST FOR YOU….EXPECT A SLIGHT AMOUNT OF ACCUMULATION TODAY..( I have a few more images up my sleeve).
Why the “blue” in this image…I don’t know….but I like this anyway….the snow you see was just the beginning of what turned out to be a 10 1/2 inch snowfall…..
O.K…..Just a few more pictures of Montana…so bear with me….this is my far-away son…….
And this is me ready to take a ride with my far-away son…wearing my daughter-in-law’s tiny little helmet….
Montana….I’ve never been there in the winter before. My first morning there, fog blanketed the valley and because of the very cold temperatures (15 degrees), and the higher than normal humidity, everything was covered with “crystals”..actually it’s called “hoar frost”, (thank you silliliss)..I missed my Nikon D300 terribly….(the resolution in the images shown here, isn’t what I’d like it to be) but after my experience with the tripod, camera and lens crashing over in a nice, dry, stable environment, I wasn’t ready to take them out to the mountains. These aren’t the greatest shots, but I had a great time…out in the quiet and the cold.
THINGS HAVE SEEMED TO BE QUIET AND PEACEFUL OUTSIDE MY WINDOW INTO THE WOODS…BUT YESTERDAY….I BEGAN TO WONDER…
Now for my more recent followers…I tend to veer off track…photographs of the beauty outside the window one day….a little silliness the next day…so hang in there, I never stay in one mood for very long..if you love the nature shots, they’re sure to be back in no time…but, once in a while, I just have to go “silly”. For this short post..I’m going silly.
I SENSED A LITTLE TENSION IN THE AIR….WHAT WAS UP?
MY SENSE OF UNEASE GREW AND GREW AND THEN I SAW IT……..A NINJA SQUIRREL SPY….SPYING ON ME !!!!!!
I THINK I’M IN TROUBLE….
I’ve been asked by one of my exciting, fascinating blogger friends…Rob over at http://visitstothepark.wordpress.com/, If I hibernate during the winter due to the snow that might come to call….I’m sure that quite a lot of people wish that I’d hibernate…but, sadly for them…I DO NOT!!!!
The window into the woods will bring, hopefully, a lot of interesting and fun things to photograph….I’m going to post a few from last year….including one of how the woods looks at different times….
Just an image that captures a “feeling” for fall….
After watching the news tonight…it’s in the states…it’s out there somewhere……..SNOWWWWWWWW!
There are days for all of us, I’m sure, when things just seem to pile up and pile up….when things get rough, just remember…..chewing on a fence never helped anybody.
We had a mini-blizzard tonight. It snowed for hours
and the woods were transformed into a dream land.
At midnight the snow had just stopped and I was closing up the
house. Lights out for the backyard, and within five
minutes my little ghostly deer floated in from the woods.
They came as a group, five in all, with the little fawn
travelling right in the middle of the group. Unfortunately,
I had not scattered the corn over a large enough area and
within minutes they were fighting.
This was not just one doe lunging at another, this was the four
mature does standing straight up on their hind legs and going
for each other. I watched for a moment getting more and more
When I saw the little fawn get rushed and stumble
to the ground, that was it. I hurried out to the kitchen,
grabbed the bucket and went to the garage for more corn.
When I opened the back door, one of the does stood and listened
to me reassure her that I had good intentions. Always like to give
them a heads up, you never know. She tolerated that for a moment
and then she was off like a shot, along with the rest of the herd.
I trudged through the snow in my boots,no socks, nightgown and heavy coat.
As I scattered the corn, I just shook my head and thought “what am I
doing?” Couldn’t have slept though, knowing that they would be back, and
the baby was going to take the brunt of the fighting if I didn’t give them
the chance to spread out and feed.
The upside of my little adventure is that it was beautiful and still out there
in the yard, surrounded by the dark of the night and the beautiful
snow laden trees. May sound crazy, but it was awesome.
Again, I’m a lucky girl.
But will I ever get to sleep tonight?
I hope you don’t mind if I share a few more images of the herd.
I was reviewing some images today, and these just jumped out
at me. This winter has not been nearly as “snowy” as last years,
and I haven’t ventured far from “the window”. For some reason,
inspiration has been elusive and sometimes it helps to go back
and look at a shoot that had me fired up.
I captured the image of Socks, while he was standing in the
barn door, hence the black background while the snow fell.