Winter…

I think I have let it be known here that I am not a fan of winter especially the snow and ice part of it.

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I am bringing up this photo not to tell you what it is like today but what it was like about this time in 2012. It just makes this winter season so much more bearable to remember what past ones were like.  I have yet to get my snow blade out of the barn this season and hope I don’t have to.

Coming In Droves…

My bird feeders certainly get a lot of activity during the winter months.  We feed about 100 lbs of seed a month during that time.  One thing that always amazes me is that those coming to the feeder usually come in droves.  The squirrels were here in mass this morning. There were four of them who did not get included in the picture!  Soon the bluejays will come followed by the Cardinals.  Later in the day it is usually a very integrated group.

 

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All Puffed Up…

It was down to zero degrees last night here in Indiana. I sometimes wonder how all my feathered friends cope with these conditions. The picture below is one that shows one way they cope.  They get all puffed up to maintain body heat.

Here is to you my friend.  I promise to keep the feeder well stocked during these cold winter months so come back often...

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In A Panic…

Snippet Banner  It is supposed to get down below zero tonight here in Indiana and I think all my feathered friends know it as they are in a panic mode below the feeder.   I wish I could bring them all inside but I know that would be messy and impossible.  🙂

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Simplify…

The last few years the concept of simplicity has been a major theme for me.  I have spent much of the last year decluttering my life and all the stuff I have unnecessarily collected. That included a closet of clothes never worn in several years and a 30×60 foot barn with decades worth of accumulated junk.

For some reason I now find it much more satisfying to live a cleaner life without so much stuff.  I don’t know if this is because I can see the end of the tunnel or if this has been a lifelong endeavor that is finally risen to the surface. Either way I am glad to welcome it into my world.

I searched out my photo library for what I think is the very idea of Simplify and came up with the following photo. Living simply does not mean living without beauty…

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