Sunday, December 20, 2009

winter moments

Cold weather, snow and wind blown days bring the wild ones in from the wood.

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Early in the morning hours, I count the hens. Most days I count 36 of them.

Their feet point the way. Can you tell if they are coming or going?

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The whitetail come looking near the hen house and rabbit hutch for any dropped pieces of hay or corn.

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The porcupine sits up high in the Hemlock, and drops branches to the deer below.

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Movements are slow, now that the cold and ice are here.

Mostly, they don't mind when I use my camera.

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But there are those moments when we startle each other.

Back inside -loose ends are being tied together as the clock begins to wind down on 2009.

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Tomorrow brings the winter solstice, the shortest day will show the longest shadows.

7 comments:

Leigh said...

As usual, I love your photos. Even though tomorrow is the shortest day of the year, the days usually seem to take their time getting longer.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That is a lot of turkeys to have roaming around in your garden. I hope they leave some greens. What with all of those critters dining in your garden. I can only imagine the destruction they could do. I hope not. Beautiful photos.

Manise said...

Love the foot prints! I saw 3 turkeys in a yard yesterday. The hen I had over the summer in my wetland and lawn seems to have gone. Hopefully not eaten by a predator. The cutest foot prints were the ones the juncos left during our snow on the deck looking for tidbits.

Judy said...

I walked out the door the other night and I don't know who was more surprised - the deer raiding the birdseed or me. She ran, I screamed, the dogs all came running and barking...and Curt laughed. If I don't see you or talk to you beforehand, Merry Christmas to you and the family.

The Gingerbread House said...

Hi Cyndy, glad to see you posting again, I missed you!!..hope you have been well!
Have a Merry Christmas you and your family...Ginny

Sharon said...

Hope the shadows are not too long on this winter solstice for you. Us on the other hand celebrated the light, with a lovely outdoors lunch with some good friends. I like the reminders that we are all at different points on the wheel of life! May the light begin to grow for you now, and enjoy your christmas!

Valerie said...

I love this post! thank you....and happy solstice to you!

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