He-Man and I spent the last afternoon of 2020 snowshoeing at a lake nearby to stretch our legs.
There were a few other people enjoying the sunny day. Some decided to ice fish on lake. They were just drilling out their hole here when we went by.
The scenery was just lovely. The sky was so blue with nice clouds, and there was not much of a breeze so we warmed up quickly while snowshoeing.
It felt great to get out and stretch our legs. We had a very quiet evening in for New Year’s Eve. I didn’t make it to midnight, and I slept soundly as there were no fireworks, cannon or guns being fired in our neighborhood. We didn’t know what to expect since we’d spent our first New Year’s Eve in our new house not in our house at all, but in London. So, we’ve discovered it was quite different from our old neighborhood where there would have been fireworks, cannon, and shouting, and whooping it up. Did you make it to midnight? Were there noisemakers and celebrations in your neighborhood?
The 1st found me being lazy. I made our traditional good luck dinner, but I did try to recreate the Good Luck meal we had on New Year’s Day in London at Herman ze German’s by adding Brats and German beer to our menu. I hope I ate enough to have good luck all through the year.
The day closed with some lovely color after the sun went down. It was a lovely day and I hope it sets the tone for the upcoming year.
Happy New Year Everyone! I hope we all remain, safe, healthy, and have some fun this year!
Look at this one taking two seeds at a time! I love it! I didn’t realize it had taken two until I uploaded my images.
I didn’t crop it in too much so you can see the environment we snowshoed into to see and feed these birds. It was pretty cool being out here almost alone for a good bit. As the morning wore on though more and more snowshoers started coming up the mountain. We spent an hour and a half feeding the Chickadees then headed down to venture to other places to see what we could find. I’ll share those finds in future posts.
I hope you all have a good week-end!
Fuji X-T3| Fujinon XF 100-400mm LM OIS| PS CC 21.0.3
Last week was pretty full. I went to see Baby Girl, and the Grandson’s for a couple of days then got home and had friends from out of town over for the week-end.
We went birding. I shared with them the spot where the Chick-a-dees ate from my hand we were fortunate and saw them again and they ate from our hands. It was just as fun, exciting, and awesome as it was the first time.
Two Chick-a-dees landed on my hand to get seeds and one didn’t like the idea of sharing at. all. 😂
They were quite picky about the sunflowers seeds they would take often spitting several overboard before selecting one and flying off to the trees with it.
In this image, you can see the seed and its shadow in the air in my hand that the Chick-a-dee just discarded. They all did it. Perhaps they were saving some for later?
My friend Anna was wearing a beanie which was perfect to put some seeds on it and get the Chick-a-dees to land on her cap. They did!
This was our first birding stop for the day and it was so much fun.
I’ll share other birds and wild mustangs from the week-end in future posts.
I hope you all are having a great Friday, and your week-end is a good one!