Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Transitioning from Winter to Spring

I love discovering the first signs of spring in my yard and garden. I have all sorts of bulbs that are starting to poke up out of the ground (now that the snow has melted!), and this week I noticed that the pussy willows are blooming. 





Two years ago a friend brought me a handful of pussy willows, and I stuck them in a vase for indoor decoration. When I went to get rid of them, I noticed that they had rooted while in the water. I decided to stick them in the ground, and two years later I have a HUGE pussy willow bush! Now each spring I can pick my own and bring them inside.







Also making my home feel extra springy....I bought a bouquet of tulips at the grocery store, and they are making me so happy. 






I'm linking up with Garden AffairGood, Random, Fun and Seasons











Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Snowflakes

 





When it snows I like to go out and see if I can photograph individual snowflakes. Here's my collection for 2021.














Here are a few straight out of camera shots. I use my Sony dslr and a macro lens to get these photos.








Sunday, February 14, 2021

Snow

 Winter decided to show up all at once and all in one weekend...it's a beautiful, winter wonderland out there right now! In my next post I'll share some of the macro snowflake photos I captured.






these are my "snow cones"






I decided to dust off my cross country skis and go out for a bit. My favorite walking and running trail makes a great cross country trail in the snow. 










I'm linking up with Garden AffairGood, Random, Fun and Seasons




Monday, February 8, 2021

Painted Hills

 On our way home from Central Oregon, we went the long way so we could see the Painted Hills. We've been before, but it's been years and we decided we just had to take the time to go again. It did not disappoint. 






















Tuesday, February 2, 2021

More Backyard Birds

 The birds have been hanging out all day every day at our bird feeders...at least for as long as the bird seed lasts! I've had fun watching and photographing them. I love the wide variety of them. 


the California Scrub Jay







the House Finch




the Dark-eyed Junco





California Quail - male




California Quail - female



Golden Crowned Sparrow





Black Capped Chickadee




House Sparrow





Spotted Towhee