Monday, January 27, 2020

Our World, My World


 Happy Monday!

Here is an update from around the yard and neighborhood. These are some images from my deck and yard this month.  January is almost over, we have had 2 little snow events. 


One week we had pretty blue skies and temp's in the 60's and now we are having an arctic blast. Temp's in the teens and up to the low 30's.


The pretty sky images are from January 2nd.



Interesting cloud formations and a pretty skywatch.




On January 2nd, it was a warmer day, hubby and I took walk to the lake. There were 5-6 maybe more of the Common Merganser on the lake.  Not the best photos, of the male above and the female on the bottom.



The Common Merganser on the lake, it looks like they leave behind a wake like a boat. There are a lot of trees in between the fire road and the lake.  I could not get a very clear shot of these Mergansers.






January 18, my feeders are busy with the birds and squirrels chowing down the food. I have the usual visitors: Cardinals, Juncos, Nuthatch, Woodpeckers, Goldfinches, House Finches, Mourning Doves. 


The last snow turned into sleet and freezing rain, it was not pretty. Temperatures as I type are in the teens. Below the male Cardinal and the male and female Dark-eyed Junco.





The moon images are from the morning of January 12th.




This is my world in January 2020, I hope you enjoyed!

 Please check out and visit the following memes and links. I hope to see you there. 


Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday


Thank you to Betty for hosting My Corner of the World

Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!


Thanks for visiting and commenting, have a happy day and a great new week!

118 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice pictures with the snow and what a nice sky with the figures in the white clouds.
    The shots of the moon are very nice too. So special.

    Warm regards,
    Marco

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  2. Happy Monday to you too!
    Very nicely your January month!
    I also like to look into the sky …
    Have a great week ahead!

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  3. Some of your sky shots are quite remarkable, Eileen. The sky is something ai have to pay more attention to. If you could visit my blog and check out my review of a book called The Gardener's Botanical I would appreciate it very much. It's a long story I won't go into, but the post is not showing up on people's feeds so they are not aware that it is there. Thanks!

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    1. Hi David, I did comment on your post. Thanks for the visit and comment on my blog. Enjoy your day!

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  4. Lovely images of the Mergansers and the moon.
    Enjoy your walks!
    Happy new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you Luisella! Enjoy your day and have a happy new week!

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  5. Hello Eileen,
    What a beautiful series of photos.
    I really love the photos with the snow and the moon.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. Hello Irma, thank you for the comment and visit. I hope you day and new week are great!

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  6. Hello Eileen,

    The snow photos was very pretty. I miss the snow here, but maybe it comes back tomorrow. Very beautiful sky!

    Happy Monday!

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    1. Hello Marit, I hope you have some snow there. Thank you for the comment and visit. I hope you day and new week are great!

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  7. Hi Eileen!

    Underbara bilder från ett vinterlandskap, här har vi fortfarande varmt och därmed ingen snö i sikte. Det känns onekligen konstigt, har aldrig upplevt en vinter utan snö förut.
    Gillar dina bilder av månen också, har aldrig prövat själv att avbilda månen och vet inte om min kamera räcker till men jag skall definitivt pröva, helst vid fullmåne.

    Ha en trevlig vecka!

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    1. Hello, good luck with the full moon photo. It helps to have a steady hand for the moon photos and my camera has a great digital zoom. Thank you for the comment and visit. I hope you day and new week are great!

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  8. Hari OM
    Oh that sky - the moon... wonderful views!!! YAM xx

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    1. Hello Yam! Thank you for the comment and visit. I hope you day and new week are great!

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  9. The Common Merganser was a beautiful, we call that a Goosander. Superb all of them Eileen.

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    1. Bob, thank you for the comment and visit. I hope you day and new week are great!

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  10. A treasure chest of wonderful shots. I LOVE that sky shot in the collage--the one in the upper right corner. LOVE the moon shots...and that does look like the wake of a boat. Great shots all.

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    1. Thanks Rose! I hope your day and new week are great!

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  11. Such great photos! The mergansers are my favourite! have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! I hope your day and new week are great!

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  12. The sky pics are amazing, Eileen! A fun post as usual!

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  13. enjoy your snowy shots ...very cool. and those cardinal views are awesome!! have a great week. ( ;

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    1. Thanks Beth! I hope your day and new week are great!

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  14. spectacular snow pics! so beautiful. NOOO on the artic blast, hope it leaves soon. we are on a see saw with our weather but nothing like yours.

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  15. Those are great shots of the moon. Love the Cardinal, poor boy looks a bit windblown.
    Have a great day!

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  16. At first I thought the clouds were snow. Great winter photos. Happy Day.

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    1. Thank you Gayle, I hope your day and new week are great!

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  17. What a winter wonderland! And how neat to see the ducks on the water and have lots of birds visiting the feeders. We had a Baltimore Oriole fly in to ours yesterday....that was exciting! Love the moon photos too. I might think it's too cold to go out at night and photograph the moon! lol Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Diane, I hope your day and new week are great!

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  19. A beautiful celebration of nature, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Marie, I hope your day and new week are great!

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  20. Lindas fotos todas e a lua, um show! bjs praianos,chica

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    1. Thank you Chica, I hope your day and new week are great!

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  21. Yes, you have snow! And a lovely view. And so many pretties -- love those mergansers!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie! I hope your day and new week are great!

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  22. Gorgeous nature shots ~ awesome ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. Beautiful beautiful moon. Happy Monday

    Much❤love

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    1. Thank you Gillena! I hope your day and new week are great!

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  24. Love the ripples on the water, and the cardinal, a great splash of warmth in your winter. Your 10F is our -12C, and for me, that is frigid!!!

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    1. Thanks Jean, we are warmer now. I hope your day and new week are great!

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  25. I like these photos and that bit of snow. I don't think any is on our agenda :(

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I hope we do not have any more snow. I hope your day and new week are great!

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  26. Beautiful photos of the moon!! Some really wonderful captures! The photos of the snow are pretty "cool" too! Have a grand week!

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  27. Beautiful skies and snowy trees!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I hope your day and new week are great!

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  28. The birds, the clouds but then the moon! Fantastic shots.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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  29. The snow and Red Cardinal are so pretty Eileen

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  30. I find the skies fascinating.

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  31. I am hoping that winter will get on with it already. It seems like we are having a spring mid life crisis with the rain and fog and just blah days. I envy for your beautiful blue skies!

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    1. Hi Terri, we are having more normal temps now. Thanks for the visit and comment. Have a great day!

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  33. Such lovely skies … beautiful blues.
    So nice seeing your moon photographs too.

    Enjoy the week ahead.

    All the best Jan

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  34. Lovely sky pictures and cool snow ones too.
    Merle...........

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    1. Merle, Thanks for the visit and comment. Have a great day!

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  35. Great birds and I love your moon shots! I think the common merganser male is sooo beautiful.

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    1. Hello Sondra, the Merganser is beautiful. Thanks for the visit and comment. Have a great day!

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  36. Really nice collection of photos Eileen. Even in bad weather you always share beautiful images.

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  37. Beautiful clouds that came in with that cold front! We ahve not had snow for a long time. You are fortunate to see so many birds and water fowl in your backyard and area. I'm sure they are wonderful to watch.

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  38. Your backyard winter photos are beautiful. I love snowy days.
    Interesting looking clouds too.
    Always love your moon pictures.

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  39. Hi Eileen, we've had a similar bought of yo yo weather. But it's still a bit novel to have snow on the ground as it came very late and we've had many days when I don't wear a coat. Of course that could just be me. Some of the clouds look like snow covered trees, very cool.

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  40. It might be cold but you don't have any ice.

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    1. hello Red, no ice here. Not yet, could come in February! Thank you for the visit and comment. Have a great day!

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  41. Your cloudscapes are pretty interesting. Have a great week.

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  42. Eileen - the sky pictures are stunning!! And while the merganser pictures are not "perfect", I think the ripples in the water are mesmerizing. Glad you had a good January, and thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  43. Stunning pics.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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  44. The blue sky with white clouds, ripples on the lake and the moon pictures are all beautiful!

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  45. Wow ! that's a lot of snow ! I haven't seen a single snowflake this year !! Your photos are beautiful love the moon !

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  46. Wow - lovely moon shots and gorgeous snow!

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  47. Wonderful photos. I especially loved the first ones, the sky was fantastic.

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    1. Thank you, Maria! Enjoy your day, wishing you a good week ahead.

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  48. Love that 2nd photo ~ we call those skies 'Mackeral skies' ~ usually predicts a storm coming ~

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka ( A Creative Harbor)

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  49. Very nice pictures. Love the shot of the "wake" from the ducks. One day my husband spotted 8 male cardinals in our hedge (near our sunflower seed feeder) and about 6 female cardinals! Even without snow on the ground, the males always seem brighter than they do in the summer. But against a backdrop of snow they really pop!

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    1. Thank you Vera! I have seeing more Cardinals lately too! Enjoy your day, wishing you a good week ahead.

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  50. Thank you for stopping by and your nice comment at my blogsite.... I enjoyed your Post - especially the lovely Cardinal.

    Heidrun xxx

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  51. Oh Eileen! I've always loved snow photos, they give me a sense of wonder since I haven't seen that much of it yet. Was lucky to see some specks for the first time a month ago in Prague but not as white and thick as those on your photo! And those photos of the moon! Just wow!

    Stevenson
    http://www.stevensonque.com

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  52. Happy Tuesday to you! What gorgeous winter and sky views. We live in an amazing world and you capture the best of it. Your sharing makes my day. Such awesome moon shots too. I enjoy your water moments as it's pretty frozen around here. Enjoy your week and I'll see you with Saturday's Critters!

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    1. Hello Karen, I always appreciate your visits and comments. I hope you have some warm weather soon.
      Thank you for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day and have a happy week ahead!

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  53. Very nice and beautiful pictures!

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  54. Oh, those clouds are fabulous to see! I love seeing unusual ones. Your images of the moon are really awesome, too :)

    Thanks for making 'My Corner of the World' a success this week!

    My Corner of the World

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  55. Wow! All of your collage photos are very beautiful. I like the sky photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Fabulous photos of the cloud formations and beautiful moon photos too Eileen :)

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  57. Everything is gorgeous. But I find myself favoring those pretty clouds!!

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  58. A lovely series Eileen. Everything looks gorgeous from the snow to the pretty blue skies, the incredible moon shots and that lovely birdlife. Thank you and have a continued good week :)

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  59. what i love most about your area is it has lots of pretty birds :)))

    i loved this sharing so much dear Eileen

    weird weather indeed ,images form your walk are STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    but moon images just made my day ,what powerful shots ,thank you for sharing
    wishing you more joys in Feb :)

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  60. the weather has been crazy here as well BUT we did not really get any snow!! there were a few flakes, but when i woke up, it was all gone!!! the mergansers are here too, but i can't seem to catch them, it looks like they are traveling pretty fast here!!

    your pictures of the snow are amazing...and the skies, so beautiful!!!

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  61. Maravilhosa partilha, Eileen!
    Vive num sítio lindo, em pleno contacto com a Natureza... e nesta altura a neve, sempre faz acrescer um encanto muito especial! Grata por partilhar estas maravilhas, Eileen! Beijinhos
    Ana

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