A Snowy Day Dozen (Plus Three)

I awoke this morning to a thin layer of snow covering the ground and huge gusts of wind shaking the trees.  My first thought was – “I have to get outside with my camera!”  So I pulled on my boots, grabbed my gloves, and made my way to the backyard to see which birds would show up.

There was a constant flurry of activity, but the most common and constant visitor of the day was by far the Bluebirds.  At times there were about fifteen of them swooping from one feeder to another.  These beauties ate so much that I told my husband he might need to go drill bigger holes in their houses!

Now I took over a hundred pictures…okay, over three hundred…okay, over five hundred…would you believe about eight hundred?  But rather than bombard you with photographs, let’s just let the Bluebirds be the star and give them a gallery all of their own.

As I stood outside snapping picture after picture, I kept hearing Peyton Manning’s voice ringing in my ears – “Losing feeling in my toes!”  I also lost feeling in my nose and my shutter pressing finger, but it was oh so glorious to be outside amidst such beauty!

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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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31 Responses to A Snowy Day Dozen (Plus Three)

  1. sconzani says:

    800???!!! And I thought I was bad. A gorgeous selection for us to enjoy though, thank you. 🙂

  2. aussiebirder says:

    Great shots of a beautiful bird Kathy. I’m amazed at how they don’t seem to be perturbed by the cold.

  3. Ann Fitzpatrick says:

    How lovely, it is almost as if I am there enjoying the show! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I just love to see the color of birds in snow, they just seem to be even more vibrant. Wonderful captures, Kathy, and kudos for braving the cold. I’ve been out on my balcony off and on all day photographing & freezing my limbs too. 🙂

  5. kathydoremus says:

    Invigorating, eh? I’m pretty sure we are kindred spirits. 🙂

  6. Jodi says:

    Oh are these amazing!!!! Did you seriously take over 800 photos!!!!???? Wowza!

  7. bmoan1 says:

    I know you feed the blue birds dried mealy worms but what kind of a feeder do you put them in? Billie Moan

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    • kathydoremus says:

      Homemade feeder trays. My husband took some PVC piping and cut it in half to make a little trough and then screwed it into the side of our deck railing. It hangs just out of site and I fill it with a mixture of seed, peanuts, and meal worms.

  8. Excellent capture and image!

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    Oh, these bluebirds want me to grab my brushes and paint some of their happiness! 💙😃💙

  10. Little Voice says:

    Your pics are wonderful. What type of camera do you use?

  11. MY first thought would have been ‘Where is that spare blanket? ‘ but I’m glad you’re made of sterner stuff. These are lovely!

  12. Kathy, these are wonderful! Oh, seeing so many here that I can’t wait to draw! Bless your little shutterbug bones! 💙💙💙

  13. Gorgeous photos! They are picture perfect!

  14. Kathy I think I died and went to bird heaven, these are so magical and beautiful especially with the snow. You are so lucky to see so many birds in the winter. In Australia they seem to disappear here, except for the red robins. I would have taken just as many photos if I had this kind of opportunity.
    Kath

    • kathydoremus says:

      Winter is really the busiest time in my backyard. And finally, someone who understands that 800 is really not too many photos! 🙂

      • I get it, I don’t take that many but would if the birds stayed long enough. I sat waiting this morning for one good shot of a King Parrot but the light was not good, so I just enjoyed his magnificence and savoured the moment. I love your blog.

  15. Wow, thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures. This will be a hard decision on Draw-A-Bird-Day… 😊

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  17. Susan Feniak says:

    Wonderful!! I very much enjoyed visiting your blog!

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