What's outside of your picture window today?

Posted by John, Volunteer Mentor @johnbishop, Nov 25, 2020

As we get ready for the real winter to show up and COVID-19 still playing a major part in our lives I like to spend moments of my day de-stressing about what’s going on in the world today. All I have to do is look out the window and observe some of natures beautiful creatures, how they interact and ponder how small it makes my troubles seem. Sometimes I may even get the opportunity to take a photo or two. How about you? Anything going on outside of your window(s) that you want to share?

For those members that have the ability to size your photos before you upload them to the discussion, may I suggest using the following sizes:
– 500 x 335 pixels (landscape)
– 210 x 210 pixels (square)

@loribmt

@johnbishop Cute! We actually hit 20 degrees today!!! First time above zero in at least 12 days and there was warmth to the sun! March first is the meteorological 1st day of spring…getting closer!! Yay!

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That was early this morning Lori…we are at 5 above right now but may get to -10 tonight. Looks like we will have some warmer days in the next week or so — YAY! I'm so ready for spring.

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@johnbishop

Ground cleanup crew working in sub zero weather 🙂

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Love this, @johnbishop! Great explanation and photo of this clever, enterprising little fella'.

With sub-zero ice and snow, I've emptied a 35 lb bag of bird seed over the past three days. Precious kitty and I have sat entranced watching the multitude of birds at both the hanging and ground feeders. They mound on top of one another at the ground feeders and it only takes about 15 mins once being set out/refilled for the tons of birds to appear. Also keeping busy adding large containers of luke warm water for them and they actually circle around "waiting their turns " for drinks. Had wondered if birds would use snow for water but they seem to appreciate the frequently refillled water containers. The birds leave at sunset so I set out more birdseed for the squirrels.

I was truly alarmed to see a beautiful, well cared for/fed cat sitting in the snow by my backyard fence the other day. By the time I'd gotten dry food and water out to the yard, the cat had left the yard. Experiencing the most dire weather here in over 70 yrs, I thought bacl to earlier winters when I'd make a comfy winter bed with heat lamp for my wonderful Sunshine dog. Did the same for the unknown kitty and so happy to report that "somebody" has found the garage petdoor and is taking advantage of our impromptu pet motel these last few days/nights! By the time I turn on the garage light, the "guest (s)? have left but the food is gone and the comfy spots have been ruffled.

For all reasons, I'm hoping this arctic weather crisis passes quickly.

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On my way to get my second COVID vaccine shot this morning I was hoping to soar with the eagles. Instead I'm slowing for the wild turkeys 🙂

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Haha! Glad to hear you're getting your second shot (and not taking risks like the cat in my photo)! P.S. – The cat walked away unscathed (thankfully).

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@johnbishop

On my way to get my second COVID vaccine shot this morning I was hoping to soar with the eagles. Instead I'm slowing for the wild turkeys 🙂

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@johnbishop I am always looking out for the wild turkeys and deer on my way out to the interstate [a 4 mile drive with lots of trees], especially early in the mornings on my drive to medical appointments. Last night, it was a herd of cows on the interstate. Not a good outcome for cows or cars!
Ginger

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@johnbishop

On my way to get my second COVID vaccine shot this morning I was hoping to soar with the eagles. Instead I'm slowing for the wild turkeys 🙂

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@johnbishop, Yay! for your 2nd shot and thanks for the laughter and great pic of the wild turkeys! Neither eagles nor wild turkeys near me but I love to watch the pair of brightly colored Colorado Cardinals that come daily to the bkyard feeders. They, along with Blue Jays add much needed color to the hordes of others hustling for positions at the feeders.

Never thought I'd rejoice at 2 days of fatigue but as my only reaction to the 2nd Moderna, I was jubilant realizing that those antibodies were at work! Hope you let us know if you experience any after reactions to yours?

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@user_ch32491d1

Haha! Glad to hear you're getting your second shot (and not taking risks like the cat in my photo)! P.S. – The cat walked away unscathed (thankfully).

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@user_ch32491d1, Thank you for this amazing pic! Incredible that these two got so close to one another and happy the cat walked away unscathed!

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This morning we had snow, a surprise attack from Mother Nature. Fortunately yesterday I captured the season's first daffodils, a bright yellow, so cheerful! And I saw the first turkey buzzard of the season, a sure sign around here, that Spring is on her way.
Ginger

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@fiesty76

@user_ch32491d1, Thank you for this amazing pic! Incredible that these two got so close to one another and happy the cat walked away unscathed!

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Wonderful! Luv this time of year for you. Must feel a real sense of excitement, anticipation.. .Also, Yoga Kermit is adorable! Enjoy your time of awakening.
Blessings and joy. Elizabeth

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@fiesty76

@johnbishop, Yay! for your 2nd shot and thanks for the laughter and great pic of the wild turkeys! Neither eagles nor wild turkeys near me but I love to watch the pair of brightly colored Colorado Cardinals that come daily to the bkyard feeders. They, along with Blue Jays add much needed color to the hordes of others hustling for positions at the feeders.

Never thought I'd rejoice at 2 days of fatigue but as my only reaction to the 2nd Moderna, I was jubilant realizing that those antibodies were at work! Hope you let us know if you experience any after reactions to yours?

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Congratulations, John, on your 2and shot victory. You did it! I never get hoards of birds….too much city. Bet you do enjoy them…..especially with a forced fatigue day of rest….blessings, Elizabeth

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What a difference a day makes – nice yesterday, not so today. Sleet, ice followed by snow for the rest of the day to the tune of 5 to 6 inches of that heavy wet stuff. Good thing the bird feeder was almost full. First photo was yesterday and the second 2 were from this morning.

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@johnbishop Love to see birds I had a bunch back east but alas cries,pigeons here Love your pictures the Junco, woodpecker so cute

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