Thursday, February 2, 2012

It’s One of those Gray Winter Days

1. Gray sky-kab Storm Clouds over Stirling Street Bog 2-2-12

If the groundhog were in my area today he definitely would not see his shadow. I walked down to the bog to see what birds are hanging around.

3. bog-kab On January 31st the bog was still frozen but yesterday’s spring-like temperatures must have melted all the ice. Still, with a cold north wind blowing the only birds I saw were some mallards, Canada Geese, a couple of crows, and a few wayward gulls riding the wind.

4. bog-kab 

5. south end-kab 

6. melting-kab When I left the house at 10:50 a.m. the temperature was 42F, but by the time I returned 30 minutes later it had dropped to 38F! Brrrr! Time for some warm soup!

7. bleh-kab Bleh!

What a difference a day makes!

2. blue sky-kab A cloudless sky on February 1, 2012

Happy Skywatch Friday!

and

Happy Groundhog Day!

come see my

Robin’s Egg Blue Sky

13 comments:

  1. Even in grayness I like the bog. But I'm in love with that tree!

    Gray here and when I went out just after noon it snowed just a little and temp dropped 5 degrees in a hurry.

    Hope we still have more winter coming.

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  2. Lol, Happy Groundhog Day! Wonderful photos from the bog. I love the face on the tree. We are seeing gray skies today too. And it is colder and windy. Oh well winter is not over yet. Happy Skywatching!

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  3. Gaelyn, really? You want more winter? Ah, I guess when you live in AZ you can think like that!

    Eileen, yep. It came back! I'm glad you like the tree. I see that face whenever I walk down to the bog!

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  4. Wonderful shots! I like the face on the tree, he he.

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  5. Brrrr...the first few photos do look chilly! Glad the blue skies made an appearance!

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  6. Grey skies...and blue sky!
    It is all beautiful.

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  7. I've often wondered on those cold cloudy days; where do the birds go? Are they just all in hiding, finding shelter and warmth wherever they can? I mean, they can't all have nests yet. Where are they hiding?

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  8. Even gray skies can be pretty... you captured it well!

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  9. Laurence, my backyard was full of birds this morning but hardly any at the bog. I think they go searching for food where they can find it and huddle up in the trees, shrubs and thickets when it storms!

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  10. A bog is a bog is a bog, whether the sky is blue, the season is winter....it's still a great place, as evidenced by your beautiful pictures.

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  11. What would life be if we only had blue skies? We need the grey ones to appreciate the others.

    Glad your mom is doing well. I'm sitting on tenterhooks until I hear from the specialists and suddenly my sister is quite despondent which is very unusual for her. I'll let you know when I know more.

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Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.