Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mid February/ Nature Notes

As the days grow longer,  I have heard the local chickadees sing more often!

The sun rose this morning over East Gwillimbury at 7:17 and will set at 5:50. That's ten-and-a-half hours of daylight! Whoohoo! And we are gaining nearly three minutes of daylight every day.

Largest square: black capped chickadee. Moving clockwise: bluebird house on fencepost; three goldenrod galls and grapevine stems next to fence; fluffy cattails; snow on shelf fungus;  and spruce tips in snow, broken off in wind and ice.

For more Nature Notes,  please visit Michelle at Rambling Woods by clicking  HERE.

20 comments:

Jo said...

Lovely collage and descriptions. I've left my software for making collages at home in SA. Glad you're gaining on the daylight. Greetings from Jo

Kathy said...

That little chickadee looks cute. Watching them at the feeders is an easy way to waste a lot of time ~ well, perhaps "waste" is a bad choice of words, but it's easily addictive and before you know it you've lost hours!

indicaspecies said...

I likee your nature notes, and the lovely accompanying photographs.

helenmac said...

I'm with you -- whoopee, light returns! And yes, the chickadees are in full voice here, too. Great winter collage!

Leif Hagen said...

Another lovely collage - bravo! I love the snow capped mushroom and the little birdie!

see you there! said...

Love the Chickadee. I'll gladly take every three minutes of daylight I can get.

Darla

Judy said...

You captured winter pretty good with each photo here. I know, isn't it great that the days are getting longer.

Lorac said...

Love this collage of photos! So right about the little chickadees. I guess they have something to sing about with spring approaching.

Halcyon said...

You always have such lovely mosaics. The close-up on the chickadee is so cute. Is that his little home there too?

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

That is a nice feeder. i need to get a new one. Mine is made of wire and is worn out.

Shammickite said...

I've noticed that it gets dark a bit later now. I have my table lamp set on a timer, and now it comes on when there's still quite a bit of light in the sky. I'll have to readjust the time, I guess.
Spring is on it's way.... HOORAY!

Robin said...

Lovely photos. The detail on the chickadee's tail feathers is just wonderful.

-----------------------------------
My photography is available for purchase - visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!

RedPat said...

Great post! I love the chickadees too.

You can never take too many pictures said...

Collages are so fun, and they tell such a Great Story!!!! Love the Chickadee angle....wonderful capture!!!!!We are awaiting a winter thaw here, 2 days of rain but then back to freezing temps....hoping to get out to our local waterfalls and see what ice sculptures will form!!!!

VP said...

Some wonderful shots in this mosaic!

Carver said...

Great shots. I love the way the snow looks on the fungus and the chickadee is so cute looking around.

Jenn Jilks said...

That's true! And the cat gets up earlier, too! Ready for the day. sigh

Jack said...

A nice collection, especially the birdhouse and the bird. It must seem practically balmy now up there!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a lovely collage EG, well done!
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

You make the very best collages. This one is beautiful.

Our sunrise is 7:13 and sunset 5:32

Amazing eh? MB

Friends who encourage me

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo
East Gwillimbury is a rural town less than an hour north of Toronto, Canada's largest city. My family calls me CameraGirl because I take my camera with me wherever I go.