Sunday, December 21, 2014

White Christmas?

 A week ago

Until a few days ago, it looked like we might have a white Christmas this year.

 A local farm on a sunny day

We'd had a snowfall deep enough to shovel but since then much of the snow has melted away. And now the weather forecasters are calling for rain. The good news is no one has to shovel rain. I'm just hoping it doesn't turn out to be freeing rain!

Hairy woodpecker eating seeds out of dad's hand

Yesterday a  dad and his son were feeding chickadees when a hairy woodpecker decided it was brave enough to eat out of dad's hand too!

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51 comments:

Ginny said...

What an amazing picture! I have never seen such a thing before! The beautiful tree is absolutely perfectly and perfectly beautiful!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

No chance of a white Christmas here this year we are told. Not much chance of our timid and wary Woodies behaving like that either!

rainfield61 said...

Merry Christmas to you.

Andy said...

I also prefer snow rather than freezing rain. I still have memories of last years storm.

Margaret Adamson said...

What an amazing shot to capture with the father and son. I never thought a Woodpecker would have been brave enough to come to a hand. Have a good Sunday and a wonderful Christmas week.

orvokki said...

You have a lot of snow. (But soon we have also much snow)
Your tree is so very beautiful in white.

Malyss said...

I've never had a white Christmas in my entire life ..Just hope yours will be white enough to make great pictures ! :o)

Revrunner said...

That's awesome! I've NEVER seen a woodpecker eating out of someone's hand.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty snowy scenes! But, I am glad it will not be a white Christmas here. I love the woodpecker shot, cute little boy! Happy Sunday!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful pictures. Sounds like your weather is much like ours. We do have enough snow to cover most of the ground,but it is -2 now and will likely get milder as the sun comes up. I don't like that freezing rain and the resulting ice.

Sandra said...

can't pick a favorite today, love them ALL... that tree is Perfect..

Mersad said...

Maybe the snow will return for Christmas...

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Shammickite said...

That's a very brave (or very hungry) woodpecker!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Wow, brave little woodpecker. Lovely photos.
Happy holidays to you and your family.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I don't think that we are going to have a white Christmas and that is fine with me. I'll take anything over freezing rain!!!

I love your barn. Barns around here are few and far between.

TexWisGirl said...

the snow was pretty while it lasted. the last shot is remarkable!

Anvilcloud said...

We seem to be experiencing our January thaws in December this year.

Judy said...

All beautiful but that last picture is amazing!

George said...

Freezing rain is about as bad as weather can get. I hope you get a white Christmas instead. The picture of the woodpecker eating from Dad's hand is precious.

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful capture and just the smile I needed to start the day!! It isn't that cold here in Portland, but it is WET and more on the way!! Have a great day!!

William Kendall said...

What a woodpecker shot!

We've got snow on the ground, and for now it seems too cool to melt.

Lowell said...

The tree is just about perfect! And I love the bird eating out of the man's hand. How did you do that?

You're a very smart person to stay home these days!

Linda W. said...

Beautiful snowy pictures! We are getting a "pineapple express" rainstorm this weekend. No white Christmas for us!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

The snow looks like a light dusting of icing sugar but I am sure it is not nearly as sweet, and much colder than it appears to be in the photos. :)

RedPat said...

That is an amazing woodpecker - and a smart one!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent pictures. You and your camera are wonderful.

Love the horses post too. MB

Magia da Inês said...

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O Natal está chegando... o amor, chamado Jesus, nos pede permissão para entregar toda a paz e felicidade que nos são destinadas.


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cieldequimper said...

I envy you even if you don't have a white Christmas, you'll be close enough... Still so mild and rainy here, yuck.

Now that's a fantastic experience for the kid!

Bethany Carson said...

How neat to see a woodpecker eating out of someone's hand! The snow looks beautiful!

Felicia said...

wonderful snowy images Tina.

Stephanie said...

Fabulous shots!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I've fed chickadees from my hand before but never a woodpecker. That would be a treat. I'm glad the little boy had that experience.

Small City Scenes said...

Odessa is still inspired by it's German descendants. A lot of the midwest and even eastern Washington was settled by immigrants from Russia but they were Germans. Quite an interesting history. Anyway here is a link to deutschfest .
http://deutschesfest.com/
MB

Lisa Gordon said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a bright and beautiful New Year.

theflutteringleaf said...

The bird feeding out of hands is so lovely. Merry Christmas.

Jack said...

I guess it is a good thing that the snow has melted, but my attitude about living in the north is that, so long as you have to be cold, you might as well have a white Christmas.

Judy said...

That tree is so pretty with the snow and the blue skies!!!

Randy said...

I wonder if anyone will have a white Christmas this year. I don't think we will. Nice photos.

Jen said...

I have never seen a woodpecker eat out of someone's hand like that. Wow!

Donna said...

Fabulous pictures....and wishing you a White Christmas...Merry, Merry!

Michelle said...

What a sweet moment for the Dad and the little boy.

Maggid said...

Oh!!! I've never seen anything like it - a woodpecker eating right out of his hand like that . . What a Wonder.

All Things Merry and Bright for YOU!!!

Gail Dixon said...

I hope y'all are safe whatever the weather brings.

Cool shot of the woodpecker eating out of dad's hand. I have never seen a woodpecker do that before.

Terri Buster said...

How cool! Not sure I would want a woodpecker pecking food out of my hand though! LOL!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Stewart M said...

Thats not the kind of view I get from my windows - neither the snow nor the bird!

Very nice.


Hope you have a good Christmas.

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

diane b said...

That last shot tells a good story.

Liz said...

Beautiful captures... all of them!

Karen S. said...

All lovely photos but Hairy the woodpecker is so adorable eating out of his hand! Wow great capture.

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

the tree is lovely and I really like the photo of the boy and the bird precious :)

NatureFootstep said...

to have a woodpecker feeding from your hand must be very unusual. Never seen that one before.

kelley jensen said...

We got a skiff of snow on Christmas Day. I can't believe that woodpecker is eating out of his hands! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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