Get the spirit as you take a walk in the snow… for red, red, red.
I took my Jeep on a ride with a day bright in sunshine, not a cloud or flake to be seen. 35 miles later, the sky darkened and the heavens let loose, a blizzard of flakes 2 miles from my destination.
The day was very gray here, but the snow made it all worthwhile. Many look at this as a day to be inside, warm by the fire. Others dream of beaches and blue seas. Some get their cameras, yet complain it is cold. What fun is in that? If you live in a place like this, could you not grow to love the snow? It just screams Christmas without a wreath, lights or a decorated tree.
You can almost imagine the horse-drawn sleigh coming down the country road, people laughing and having a joyous time.
Funny thing about this day, as soon as I left Knox Farm, 2 miles towards home, it was bright and sunny all the way to Niagara Falls. I swear the blizzard came just for me, one of the few that really loves this weather.
I will be here again next week with a friend of mine. It is Knox Farm State Park. The Buffalo Audubon Society is having a walk called Tree Tales. “What do the bare trees tell us and how can we understand the language of bark, buds, twigs and scars.”
It should be much fun as we tour the property. I came today because the day looked so promising. I did not expect the snow, but what a great day it was.
Peaceful and relaxing, the park has 633 acres of various habitats, with 400 acres of grasslands, 100 acres of woodlands, ponds and several wetland areas. Here is the website for Knox Farm for more information.
I did not see one bird though. I was hoping to see a Snowy Owl in the vast snow-covered fields. Maybe next week. So when I got home, the cardinal greeted me as if saying we are all here!
In sunny Niagara Falls. You will see trees draped in ice, sparkling in the sunshine on Sunday. Maybe a few more birds too.
I hope you enjoyed the snowy walk this morning.
It is such a beautiful place…
Fridays are for the Birds… some real beauties, truly. I tell you how I lure in wild birds at the Falls. It is not how you might think.
Sunday, see how cold the birds have it here in Niagara. The scenery is breath-taking on a sunny day for Slow It Down Sunday.
January is for the birds here in Niagara, and last year I did a series on creating a backyard photo studio, which also included how to bring birds to your habitat. These posts are really going strong this year with many views, so I thought to continue birds of Niagara with more information on my technique and setup.
Coming up, why the unappreciated understory plays a big part in safety and shelter for these birds in frigid conditions. Why it is important for conservation landscaping. Also, a post on caching behavior and why the birds do it. I watched as they hide…
Happy Holidays from GWGT. Plenty more wintry scenes to come through this year into next.