Sunday, January 24, 2016

Around the yard


I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week, and to save time I am doing one post for all. They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.

Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead! It seems like I am saying this often, are the weeks flying by that quickly?

Winter has finally arrived, we have had a few dustings of snow. As I type this our area is expecting a big snow storm 1-2 feet of snow with blizzard conditions.  I am hoping they are wrong or the big stuff misses us. Hubby loves the snow, me not so much! I would rather be on a beach with sunny skies and temps of 75°.


My pretty Cardinals and a White-throated Sparrow.


Cardinals in the snow! They do not look happy!


A little dusting of snow, our front yard, foot prints in the snow.


A snow covered bush next to our driveway.


The crescent moon, sunrise, cardinals and a Cooper's Hawk checking out my treadmill birds.


Sunrise with some pretty pink clouds, the woods next to our property.



This is the view of  part of our front yard. The Cooper's Hawk managed to land on the ground under all the pine tree branches to watch the birds I see out my window while I am on the treadmill. I may be back with some more snow photos, you will have to wait and see. The weather is unpredictable sometimes.

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your visits and nice comments. Have a happy day and new week ahead!


As always thanks to the wonderful group of hosts listed below.

Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday
Thanks to Monica for hosting NF Trees
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

102 comments:

  1. Eileen,

    You are surrounded by beauty and nature.
    Little cardinals are some of my favorite birds and they are especially beautiful showcased against Winter woods and snow.

    Hope you are doing well and staying warm.
    Have a lovely week,
    Jemma

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  2. Aplaudindo daqui! Muito lindas todas! Ótima semana! bjs, chica

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  3. These are really pretty! Stay warm!

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  4. hello eileen, really nice post! i was actually wondering...i am wearing all my woolen cloths and still feeling frozen. how would these beautiful birds survive?

    enjoy your sunday!

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  5. Beautiful photos, Eileen!
    The cardinals are so pretty. I can imagine they don't like snow.

    I wish you a nice week ahead!

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  6. Heisann..... wonderful photos, lovely birds.... I join the Critters with the blog of my dog... I´m spot
    Have a nice week, thanks a lot for your comments on Vilt og vakkert ;:OD)

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  7. Snow came to us, as well... but no blizzard till now (in the city)!! Indeed, it is a hard winter almost everywhere, with freezing temperatures, ...and aspects like in your posts! Admiring your precious moon... I would love to know how it was captured in so fine details! Always is a joy to observe...
    Lovely pink shades of clouds, too!
    So, all the best in the new week of january! A gorgeous day of sunday!

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  8. Hi Eileen, I am sure this bit of Winter news will be a disappointment to you but it was only 46-48 degrees F. during the day yesterday and 29 overnight last night here in Lake County, Fl. I read where there were snow flurries in Gainesville! So a FL beach would be Southward. But, it seldom stays cold here and is nice a lot of 3 seasons. Have a fantastic coming week & I hope all is good post snowstorm.

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  9. I'm sorry that cardinals must endure snow. Regards.

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  10. The pink sky and Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal are my favorites of all your pretty pictures this week. The colorful little couple is so dear.

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  11. Enjoyed your birds Eileen. You took lovely photos of them. The snow on the leaves, the trees and the moon shots are very nice too. Have a great week :)

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  12. Pretty images, especially the Cardinals, beautiful.

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  13. Stay safe and keep shooting my dear!

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  14. Some beautiful pics of the birds and the weather. Love the sunrise shot too. Keep warm :-)

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  15. Hari OM
    Snow lends a beauty despite its danger... lovely array again today! YAM xx

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  16. Glorious captures, Eileen! Take care of yourself and stay safe.

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  17. Wonderful photos ! Hope you don't get to much snow and be safe ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  18. Hi Eileen,

    Showered by snowflakes, those two cardinals truly don't look to happy, but they sure are cute!!

    Lovely shot of the bare branched trees and that wintry sunrise!

    Hope you have a lovely week - stay warm!

    Poppy

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  19. Love the pictures, especially the cardinals. The snow looks pretty too and I'm sure you have a lot more by now! We actually had a few flurries here in north Florida early Saturday morning, but I missed them.

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  20. I will pass on the snow, Eileen :)
    The Cardinals in the moon collage are very pretty - I haven't seen them in this color before.
    Have a Great Week!
    Peace :)

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  21. Oh, Eileen, I love those shots of the cardinals...just love them! I hope you don't get the awful snow predicted. I have not watched the news at all today so don't know what is happening.

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  22. We had 30+ inches of snow so you will be seeing a lot of snow pictures... Enjoy

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  23. pretty sky and sweet cardinals. :)

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  24. Love the Cardinal shots, and the Coopers Hawk too! I recently read that Cooper's Hawks will sometimes mimic other birds to lure them -- I had no idea they were such sneaky and smart little critters.

    Hope you've been okay through this storm -- The weathermen pretty much nailed this, didn't they?

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  25. I hope you stay warm and safe, and all the birds know where some food is.Lovely photos.

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  26. absolutely beautiful! Wish it was cooler here, it's been way too hot with temperatures in the 30s...phew!

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  27. I don't get to see so much snow here, so I like it, but you stay safe and warm!
    Great pics.

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  28. Lovely pics.
    Have a nice week ahead. Take care. Greetings

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  29. The birds must be veery cold in those conditions but I know you feed and leave water for them which is great. Love the colours of the sunrise through the trees.

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  30. These cardinals are so pretty, I wonder how they like the cold weather. Keep warm!
    Amalia
    xo

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  31. Hi Eileen,
    wonderful photos of the landscape with snow. I hope you stay save and warm. Have a nice new week, Eileen.
    Best regards, synnöve

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  32. Hello, Eileen! The cardinals are indeed really pretty - we don't have anything as colourful here. Perhaps the cardinals are not very happy with the snow, but it does look beautiful in your photos. The sunrise images are lovely too.
    Have a great week ahead!

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  33. Those cardinals do look a littler miserable in the snow!

    I think that the bride was walking back from a photoshoot on Sydney Harbour - popular location with the Opera House and the Bridge as backdrops. (I'll be posting pictures of those two icons soon!)

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  34. The sunrise with those pretty pink colors is just so beautiful, and I love the snow on the forest ground as well.

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  35. Such beauty you bring . . .
    Snow Clobbering?

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  36. Beautiful photos of nature. And I think you got your snow!

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  37. I envy your colorful cardinals Eileen! The moon and the sky are wau!

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  38. Beautiful shots of those poor cardinals ... they really DO look unhappy with the weather. I hope you didn't get the brunt of the storm, and I'm glad it didn't reach us! We had about, oh, 25 snowflakes fall yesterday :) Actually, I've been missing the snow this year, one of the joys of winter I think. Have a great week Eileen!
    Wendy

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  39. hope you did not get all that snow i see on TV and i love the pink sky and trees and am smiling at the thought there is a treadmill bird.. the cardinals look like i would feel. i do not like cold and am with you on the beaches

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  40. Look at a those gorgeous cardinals, especially the females. They look so healthy and pretty with such good color. I hope the hawk is not hunting them. Did you get much snow? It is warming up here, finally so lots of melting going on. Again superior photos. Have a good week.

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  41. The dusting of snow looks beautiful especially with the brightly coloured cardinals there. Hope the weather hasn't been too bad. :-)

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  42. It looks like you got some of the white stuff too Eileen and it does make everything look so very pretty. Those sneaky Cooper's Hawks...one took a Cardinal this past week and that is nature. When you say "treadmill feeder" what is that...just curious. Happy Week my friend~

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  43. There is so much beauty. And I have a hunch that you got way more than a dusting of snow. Have a wonderful week, Eileen.

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  44. What a neat hawk photo and I love the colorful sky. We don't live on the beach but it will be in the 70s tomorrow! YAY! Hugs, Diane

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  45. It is really nice to go around your yard with so much natures beauty there.

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  46. awww, the little cardinals look so cold. i love when the puffy out their feathers like that, so cute. have a warm week, Eileen. take care. ( :

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  47. The poor birds do not look happy. Lol.

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  48. Hello Eileen! Hope the worst of storm Jonas missed you and the cardinals must have been hoping for the same thing! Lovely photos of your surroundings and I love the soft pink skies.
    Have a great week!

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  49. Hi Eileen! What a pink sky! I think those little red birds looks quite sad in the snow. Maybe they just have a nap.

    Happy Monday to you too and have a lovely week!

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  50. Eileen, looks like you have the memes all covered with your one post, so good job. Always love to see your birds.

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  51. I love snow and snowflakes! I get snow once in a decade, lol..I love your nature photos :-)

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  52. Such beauty you capture with your camera.

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  53. I love all your nature shots. Love the sunrise and your lovely critters.

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  54. It seems they are at ease under the snow :)) The sixth nice pictures Ilike very much Eileen !!
    Buen lunes.
    Besos.

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  55. so many beautiful images!!! the birds sure can eat when it snows!!!!

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  56. I wish for such scenery while on the treadmill Eileen, mine is in the basement and I watch the news and weather on television.
    You'll have some good snowy photos to share since this dusting occurred.

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  57. Unbelievable how red those cardinals are! Such a beautiful shock of color. I so wish we had them here.

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  58. A wonderful series of photos! The birds are so beautiful!

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  59. Very nice ! Love the Cardinals !

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  60. All wonderful photography ~ my favorite are those beautiful cardinals!
    Hope you didn't get much snow ~ but I think you did.

    Wishing you peace in your week ~ ^_^

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  61. Great photos - the Cardinals are especially beautiful. I hope you stayed warm and safe in all snow. I have been reading about it on the news sites. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  62. I love your shots Eileen, especially the red cardinals. I too like snow but only for a very short while, lol. Have a great week.

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  63. Beautiful birds and wonderful captures as always!! The cardinals are a favorite of mine and they do show up beautifully in the snow!! Thanks, as always, Eileen for sharing the beauty!! Have a great week!!

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  64. A pretty set of photos. I love the snow, although I don't love clearing it. But a good day downhill skiing is one of my favorite things in the world!

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  65. The cardinals are so beautiful even though they look like they are not enjoying the rain and snow. We are lucky to live in Southern California (no snow here!).

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  66. Have a wonderful week Eileen ... I hope the snow goes easy on you. A dusting might not be too bad, it certainly makes a beautiful backdrop for your treadmill birds! It's been a lot cooler and wetter here this season than usual ... But no snow at least!

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  67. I know you had a lot of snow there, Eileen! I hope the weather warms up and it will begin to melt soon. We get lots of snow here too, but in smaller increments at a time which we can handle. I don't mind cold and snow but not extremes.

    The photo of the cardinals huddled on the branch in the rain/snow is so charming! I know the birds appreciate your bird feeders now after the storm.

    Have a great week!

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  68. Wonderful shots of the birds in the snow!

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  69. Hello Eileen,
    You really have gorgeous birds!
    Lovely photos with the snowflakes!
    They do indded look unhappy with all that snow, I hope it was not too much...
    We had no winter so far here, not even frost!!
    Warm hugs from France

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  70. Thank you so much, my dearest Eileen, for another inspiring, wonderful post, putting me in so high spirits, you've truly made my day !
    Have a wonderful rest of the week,
    with gratitude and esteem
    Dany

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  71. You beautifully captured those birds in the snow!
    They look like they are patiently enduring the harsh.Wonderful collection of photos. The first and second mosaics are my favorite!
    Have a good new week!

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  72. There is always something magical about those lovely red cardinals in snow!!!

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  73. Lovely photos, your cardinals do look fairly grumpy!

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  74. Beautiful shots. Love those cardinels. Hope your week is going well.

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  75. Oh my you certainly were not missed with snow...but I expect it is already melting as is ours. Your cardinal shots are fabulous especially a bit snow covered.

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  76. It does look wintery! I hope you weren't badly affected by the storm we've sen on T.V.

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  77. I've often wondered what birds do in the rain - now I know - they just sit there!

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  78. Lovely cardinals and pre-storm images. I hope you've managed to dig out by now.

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  79. It looks so peaceful at your place,all lovely pictures, I have a special love of hawks,thank-you for sharing,phyllis

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  80. Birds sure do fluff up when it gets cold. - Margy

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  81. Great series we hope to get to the snow this year.

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  82. Beautiful images, Eileen, especially those of the Cardinals. I hope that the snow didn't cause you too many problems! Best wishes - - - Richard

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  83. Hello Eileen!:) You have such beautiful views through your window. The Cardinals in the snow look so pretty.

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  84. By now you should be buried in the snow. We got more than 2 feet here near Granite, MD. I'm out of birdseed and need to try to get out for the first time since Friday. I need groceries too.

    Enjoyed your photos.

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  85. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful collages of birds.
    I love the Cardinals.
    Best regards, Irma

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  86. I'm reading these in order, so I look forward to seeing how much snow you got! We had an inch or two, but the bird feeder activity was heavy!! I have to resize all the pictures and blog about it this week! I have mixed feelings about hawks and such visiting... scares off the 'regulars' plus some never come back cause they were eaten! I know it is the way of nature... but makes me sad... Hugs!

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  87. It's really amazing pictures.
    The Cardinals I find so beautiful to see!
    Gorgeous colors. The other photos are more than beautiful :-)

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  88. The cardinals in the rain are especially wonderful! But loved all your shots. Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!

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  89. I always enjoy seeing cardinals as I don't often... Stay warm... Michelle

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  90. We got lots of snow, did you? Maybe you should wear a Go Pro Camera while you use the treadmill so you don't miss any bird pictures!

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  91. Hi Eileen, Beautiful look to your pictures! I love Northern Cardinals. I was happy to have spotted one this morning outside my back door. Unusual place for one but hey, I am not complaining. It has been cool but not cold and it also has been raining off and on the last couple of days. Have a tremendously nice day tomorrow!

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  92. Some lovely photo's Eileen. I do love the colour of your cardinals.

    All the best Jan

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  93. How lucky having such beautiful birds, around your yard, Eileen!
    You live in a lovely place! Nature all around...
    Great shots as usual!
    All the best!
    Ana

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  94. Beautiful photos all! It seems like when it snows, the birds come out of nowhere! I love those lovely pink clouds too...we've been having a lot of them. I love the new look of your blog too! Happy first day of February!

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