Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Around The Farm - Part 2

One day we had a big freezing rain storm. The next morning, I found everything covered with about a half inch of crystalline ice. The apple trees glistened in the sun:

The brush along the edge of the road was crystal covered also. Notice the Chickadee in the bottom of the photo:

The neighbors' barn and horses shimmered in the reflected sunlight:

  My old fashioned lilac was especially heavily laden, and a very popular landing spot for many of the birds who frequented the bird feeders:

Especially the Chickadees:

They have been both numerous and quite tame this year:

Sparrows were also common at both the bird feeders and in the lilac bush:

And, of course, Blue Jays. I've also gotten Redpolls, Goldfinches, Mourning Doves, Cowbirds, Starlings, Harry Woodpeckers and Downy Woodpeckers. There have been a number of other species but I haven't been able to identify them all:

The cattails and brush along the edge of my north field glistened like fine crystal:

And everywhere the beauty of winter was evident:

My tenant has moved out and, with the apartment empty, his side door has gone unshoveled. The Flowering Crab trees, all covered with ice, watched over it:

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