Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Winter Morn...

If you have been a long-time reader of my blog, you will know how I love to capture the changing face of the season. I try to have my camera nearby to catch the moment - whatever that moment may be. This morning we woke to a foggy frosty landscape. It was just breathtakingly beautiful and so quiet.

I popped my camera into my coat pocket as I headed out to fill the feeders in the garden as I do every morning, but not before I caught our resident pheasant and one of his hens having their breakfast :)

Again, the grass was crunchy under foot, the trees just shadowy outlines in the distance. As I moved towards each feeder, a flutter of wings, a darting away of my small feathered friends. I know that as soon as I am back inside they will come eagerly to snap up the seed left for them.

As I empty my second cup of seed onto the stone patio feeder I notice the Magnolia tree is hung with fine silvery webs. So pretty!

I head back indoors for a warm cup of coffee and to watch the feeders for a while before I wake the family. A Chaffinch, Great Tits, Blue Tits, and my most favourite of all, the Robin come and visit.

 As the morning wears on and lessons begin, I notice Blackbirds - male and female - plucking worms from the sodden lawn, pigeons, and a cheeky Magpie pop by for a snack. As we are doing our Bible time together I am distracted by a small flock of Long Tailed Tits - they are just so sweet and I only every see them in winter :)

Isn't winter just magical? I just love the varied face of this season. I love how this morning dawned clothed with winter frosts and fog, how last week a new day was ushered in with crisp frost and a glorious pink sky. And tomorrow? Well who knows - that's the wonder of winter days :)


  1. Beautiful-frosty mornings are so lovely.
    I was amazed once to find a pheasant hen in our suburban garden but that was a rarity.

  2. Thank you for carrying me with you in your pocket so I could see what you see. So beautiful and love the fog :) you live in a pretty area of the world.

  3. I agree , winter can be very beautiful too. Are you taking part in the Great British bird count this weekend?

    1. Yes we are! I have a post scheduled for tomorrow about the Great British Bird count. We love participating, it's become an annual family tradition :o)

  4. Oh! I LOVE ring necked pheasants but they are not common where we live. I have only ever seen one in a zoo. To see that outside my window would be unforgettable! Hope you're staying warm!


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