Cold Weather Wimps

I have become a cold weather wimp.  Oh, I used to live in the land of snow plows and salt trucks, but since moving to “Hotlanta” two decades ago, I have become positively allergic to below freezing temperatures!  Still, when white flakes start falling from the sky, turning the world into a Narnian wonderland, it’s hard not to feel like a kid again.

Yesterday afternoon, our second snowfall of the week passed through the area.  A big enough event to warrant an official name – Winter Storm Remus.  As the birds flocked to the feeders, I grabbed my camera and headed out to the deck.

Some of the birds stood, looking rather pensive as they were bombarded by snowflakes.  I wish I could tell what they were thinking.

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Others started gobbling up seed, as if their instincts told them they had better eat while they could.

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This Northern Mockingbird was comical to watch.  He became quite territorial, diligently guarding this branch that had Bark Butter spread on the back side.  None of the other birds seemed all that concerned since there are about seven other logs and branches with the same spread.

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The Yellow-rumped Warblers, which had been swooping about and chasing one another earlier, called a temporary truce and shared a feeding station.

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By morning, the snow had stopped and I awoke to find the birds waiting for a refill.  “Butter-butts” were everywhere. I took about a hundred pictures of them, but I’ll only include one…okay, two…

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I wiped the snow off the deck rail, then put out some fresh seed and spread more Bark Butter on the branches.  The birds were eating before I could even finish filling the feeders.

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cardinal2Blue Jays arrived, one after another after another, each landing just long enough to strike a peanut pose.  I’ll show you what I mean…

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I loved being able to get out and take pictures in the snow, but I’m not sure the birds shared my enthusiasm.  Perhaps this Bluebird’s expression tells what he really thinks of this winter weather.  I’m pretty sure he must be a cold weather wimp like me!

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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13 Responses to Cold Weather Wimps

  1. avian101 says:

    Beautiful captures Kathy! 🙂

  2. atkokosplace says:

    Amazing photos. I feel like they are in the real in front of me! ✿Koko✿

  3. Oh, I love these! Must.draw.or.paint! They’re so terrific and fun!

  4. aussiebirder says:

    Beautiful vivid clear shots Kathy! I love the snow falling effect also in the early pics. Thanks for sharing them.

  5. Jeff says:

    Dang girl, awesome (as usual) shots. You should send some to Birds and Blooms. Yours are as good or better than any I see in there.

  6. I am definitely a cold-weather wimp. Amazing shots as always! I love seeing the birds in the snow. Wishing you and your family a great weekend ahead 🙂
    Best,
    Takami

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