I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Monday, March 19, 2012

A cold but lovely morning.

No, it didn't snow...
I woke up to see the backyard frozen and covered with frost.
Everything was transformed. A covering of frost made the world outside look crisp and clean as the sun came up through the clouds.
After I drank my coffee and put some warm clothes on, I went outside with the dogs. Most of the frost was gone already.
The Prospector had filled the bird feeders, earlier, while I was getting dressed.
This made the yellow finches very happy. We hadn't filled the feeders for a few days because of the rain.
I think they were discussing the lack of food the last few days.
"You know, Mazie, it's just awful how this seed seems to come and go."
"Well, we better stop talking and eat. There may not be any seed tomorrow."
And then they all got serious about eating their share.

And the sleepy little bee on the pansy just sat there waiting for the warmth of the sun to heat him up, so he could fly away.
He buzzed at me softly as I took his picture... so I left him to wake up at his own pace.


  1. omg...its a feeding frenzy...very cool...and rather funny...great macro of the bee as well...

    no fallen tree today? smiles.

  2. Wow great pictures of the finches, the ones I have had here never get that yellow, they are all more like the one on top in the first photo.

    Is that bee really alive?

  3. Gorgeous! My new word of the week...everything is gorgeous, especially your post!

  4. Look at all the finches!!! Let me know if your bee does actually fully wake up and fly away. Interesting! Great catch.

  5. I hope we do not get a frost, we have every azalea bush blooming and the trees all have new leaves on them. It has gone from winter right into summer here. Has been in the 80's for the last week. Love the pictures of the birds eating from your feeder and the little shed with the frost on the roof. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  6. oh you are a genius....I never thought to put a plate under my thistle feeder!.....and the chains...for them to hang onto....nice....I love those quarrelsome finches....love their songs and tweets

  7. I hate to admit it, but I do miss my birds and little wild critters that we had to leave behind on JDs mountain.

  8. Those finches are just charming! Goldfinches are Washington's state bird, but it's rare that I see them anymore. They're so cheery looking! Great pics! And thanks for your comments on my post...your responses are so thoughtful!

  9. Wonderful photos! Thanks to you and Suz, I know I need a plate under my feeder. Makes so much sense LOL

    Reminds me...need to get my stuff out for the finches and hummingbirds :)

  10. Nice photos! I love yellow finches but never see them here. I need to restock my feeders too come to think of it!


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