Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sunny Skies - Briefly!

We actually enjoyed a 10 minute "sunny break" to quote the weather forecast today.  There must have been a hole in all those grey clouds overhead and for a brief few minutes we had sun and blue sky.

Didn't have time for more than a backyard picture, but there's that rare January blue sky!  The patches in the snow where the snow's been dug away are deer feeding patches.

They come along, usually overnight, and scrape away the snow on this part of our lawn, to get at the clover in the grass.  We used a lot of clover in with the grass when we planted this part of the lawn, and they seem to like it.


But this morning one of them was still there feeding at dawn, 20 feet outside out bedroom window!

I managed a couple of snaps before it wandered slowly off, though it's through a window that has a screen in it.

Looks like a pretty well fed deer to me!

And once I went outside an hour later, I found deer tracks all over the driveway.  Must have been the usual 5 or 6 of them earlier in the morning.

We'd had a very gentle new snow overnight that left a thin white layer decorating the branches and pine needles.

The clouds stayed grey, and I was out skiing in a snowstorm up near Meaford this afternoon.  They have much more snow than we do; bushes and trees all laden with heavy new snow.  But then we got one more "sunny break", this time just as I was driving past the bay to pick up my wife after her quilting meeting.  And I had a great ski, with more snowy pictures to come sometime!

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22 comments:

  1. All very beautiful photography ~ especially of the gorgeous deer!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  2. Oh yes, that deer is in fine shape. No problems with getting food this winter.

    They have such good hearing. Probably heard the click of the camera from behind the window.

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  3. They do look pretty furry and healthy!

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  4. Lovely photos ! The deer don't come to close to our house they use the forest edge and fields to travel . We had sunshine all day it was quite pleasant out and it still has quite a bit of strength to it as the dusting of snow we had started to melt . Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend !

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  5. We've had beautiful blue and sunny skies all week due to the high pressure cold front over us. The wind has been wild making it feel much colder than the -5 temperature. Great photos of the friendly deer in your yard. Enjoy the weekend.

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  6. The blue sky, the deer, the snow, all make a wonderful winter scene to make me smile! :-)

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  7. Beautiful deer shots, and nice job taking advantage of your "sunny break"!!

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  8. Beautiful pictures.

    We are getting a few snowflakes on our ice.

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  9. Great snow photos - we are having rain here in NW Washington - and glad of it.

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  10. Nice photos Furry. Regardless of the temperatures, sunshine on a winter day always perks me up. You are so lucky to be living so close to nature.

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  11. You are right. That deer looks slightly plump.

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  12. Hello, I love seeing the deer. I feel sorry for them having to deal with the snow to find food. Your last scene and photo is beautiful. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  13. It is sunny here today and so welcome! You have a lot of snow up there!

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  14. Great shots! Agree about the deer.

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  15. Yep, we Pacific NW'ers know the true value of a "sunbreak!" Cool to see deer so close to your home.

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  16. I love it when the sun comes out to shine on the snow. So pretty.

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  17. Oh, your snowy landscape is so beautiful! We here in northern NY are starving for snow, while heaps of it pile up down south today.

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  18. I love the deer. Such a beautiful animal.

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