Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day/ Nature Notes

Halfway through winter - officially

Today is groundhog Day and, for sure, we who live in Ontario have at least six more weeks of winter, no matter what Wiarton Willie says. (Willie is an albino groundhog, famous in these parts for predicting when spring will arrive here.)

This is what's happening nature-wise in my neck of the woods. In the largest square, the grey squirrel was chowing down on tree seeds. Moving clockwise: two crows, the tree seeds the squirrel was eating. sumac berries (NOT the poisonous kind), grass plumes, and crab apples.

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18 comments:

Lorna said...

I was just starting to feel warm!!!Oh well, another coffee won't hurt me....

see you there! said...

I forgot it was Groundhog's Day. I'll have to check the news to find out the forcast.

I like those red sumac berries with their bit of snow.

Darla

Birdman said...

Wow! An albino groundhog? Gotta listen to him.

Kathy said...

Lovely winter mosaic. Hopefully only another month of winter for us ~ although it is 15 here this a.m. but the sun is shining brightly!

Jack said...

I read this morning that Punxatawney Phil, the groundhog in Pennsylvania, predicted an early spring because he couldn't see his shadow. Groundhog Day with Bill Murray is one of my alltime favorite movies, so I gotta go with Phil.

John S. Mead said...

Thanks for sharing your winter collection of shots. Even here in supposedly "balmy" Texas (-15 degrees F with wind last night) it feels like we will have an extended winter!

anjoe playhouse said...

"Collecting" comics to one of my blogs, I saw lots with Groundhog Day!
All snow are soon gone here on Lolland and we have + degrees ;-)

Sally in WA said...

Willie needs to coordinate better with Phil. :)

Jacob said...

Terrific collage capturing various winter scenes. That poor little squirrel looks kinda cold, though!

Leora said...

Love those tree seeds and sumac berries.

Viola said...

Gorgeous! So nice to see the squirrel! =) A very beautyful collage, indeed!! :)

Carver said...

I hadn't thought about groundhog day until I went to Rambling Woods. I love the way the sumac berries look with snow. All the shots are appealing but there's something gorgeous to me about that shot.

MyMaracas said...

I had forgotten about Groundhog Day too. Beautiful wintry photos!

srp said...

I agree... Phil didn't see his shadow either... but I will believe it's spring when I see it.

Small City Scenes said...

these winter pictures are great. Really tell the season.

We don't have groundhogs here but I imagine Spring will be along when it should be. MB

Serline said...

Pretty sure Wiarton Willie did not budge an inch this year, preferring the cozy warmth in its subterranean home ;-P

Mark said...

Happy Groundhog Day, Hope Spring is early although I see nothing but blizzards in North America on the news.

Rambling Woods said...

Happy Groundhog Day..today we finally have some sun...Yea.. The squirrel looks fat and healthy.. Michelle

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