Tuesday, February 26, 2013

First Sighting and Ice

After yesterday's post this one probably isn't near as exciting but we had our first sighting of an American Goldfinch today! Isn't she a beauty?!



The ice and wind did not deter her from finding the feeder. My son captured the only clear and focused shot. All the rest focused on the rain hitting the window.  

I did get some pretty cool shots of the ice earlier this morning. Some neighbors down the road a bit have a small vineyard and the ice was so frosty looking on the rows. Maybe I should have tried for a panorama shot?


I boosted these next ones so the cows could be seen better but I was intentionally focusing on the holly bush and ice.





And then the fence...



I really like this next one of a couple of my daffodils getting ready to bloom...




How's the weather in your neck of the woods?

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21 comments:

  1. Hi Anne,

    I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing the beautiful pictures that you take. These are fantastic! You do a lovely job, my friend!

    Our weather has been snowy all day. I love the snow so I am enjoying it :)

    Hugs to you,
    Stephanie

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  2. Beautiful bird! How exciting! Love your photo's the ice is gorgeous! We had snow today! Schools were closed.

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  3. Ice is so beautiful, but such a pain! Nice shots!

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  4. Thankfully there are kindhearted souls who feed the little birds...

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  5. I am hoping the ice doesn't hurt the daffodils! I feel like spring is so far away...*sigh*

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  6. Son got a great shot of the finch and your ice shots are beautiful! ^_^ ~ Wintry in MA ~ Spring is coming or maybe just Summer .

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  7. Visiting from Rurality Blog Hop. Oh those poor daffodils! :( Brrrrrr.

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  8. We aren't that cold. Love the icy drips. And the cows. :)

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  9. Thanks for all the kind comments! I'm looking forward to warmer weather :)

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  10. The weather in NE Texas is still a little chilly and breezy, but WOW it's hard to beat those big blue Texas skies! Like you, I'm ready for spring. Thanks for these lovely pictures. (visiting from Rurality Blog Hop)

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas
    www.taylormaderanch.com/blog

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  11. Looks like you are having the same weather we are. (FF)

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  12. These are beautiful. I am OK without you focusing on the cows they were probably not covered with beautiful ice:) B

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  13. Wonderful photos! Love the icy flower buds (though the flower buds probably aren't loving it!) and the goldfinch!

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  14. Ice can be so pretty...you captured it perfectly

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  16. Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #4' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #5...

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  17. Thank you for coming by sharing your creative photography on Weekly Top Shot #72!

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