Friday, February 6, 2015

Cloudy Days Again

     We had a brilliant sunny day on Tues. Feb. 3.  I had some photos in my last post and the new snow was brilliant. It had been cloudy and dull for some time so to see the bright sunlight was invigorating. 

     Well the sunny sky didn't last long.  Wed. Feb 4 turned cloudy. Thur Feb 5 gave us 5-6 cm of snow and fog so it was a very dull day. We had lots of running around yesterday so driving was slow and easy.

     The snow stopped this morning and you guessed it, "I shovelled."

My neighbor starts shovelling

It's really dull

Well, I'm experimenting with bird photos

More dull stuff

45 comments:

  1. Wow! I love the snow. I am wishing for just a little before spring.

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    1. I notice you say , "Just a little!"

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    1. It's a lot for us but not in the grand scheme of things. the maritimes has way more snow.

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  3. You are getting your exercise. Grey days here too:(

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    1. I don't mind shovelling snow if it doesn't get too crazy.

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  4. Oh gracious! You have a lot of snow. Do you have a snow blower?

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    1. Other places get much more. We are close to the Rockies so the high country really gets a lot of snow. i don't have a snow blower.

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  5. Yes we need more sunshine. I like the birds in the trees. They can sure make noise.

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    1. These birds are waxwings and at times there are many more.

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  6. Not dull at all! Love the snow photos.

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  7. I'm loving the pictures Red, I can't get enough of the white stuff - its so pretty and very cooling!

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    1. I can appreciate why you like the snow photos.

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  8. Plenty of birds. I dislike dull days, horrid they are.

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    1. The birds are bohemian waxwings and they winter in very large flocks...500 to 1000 birds.

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  9. I would love to see this snow. Here it has gone when you look at it, only a bit of powder.....

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    1. I like the way you say you would love to see it but not likely stay very long.

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  10. You're catching up to us Red. May look dull without the sunshine, but you captured some nice shots there. Have a wonderful day - the sun is shining here today and yesterday I got to go for a long walk - some sidewalks are plowed, most are not.

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    1. We'll never catch up to you in ten years. You have an insane amount of snow.

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  11. Had 3 days sun here, which is nice because I am doing a shoot for a mag.Hoping today fairs well so I can finish.

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    1. We have had mostly overcast for the last month.

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  12. I thought those were leaves in the trees! We are somewhere like 20% of our normal snowpack here in the northern Pacific Northwest. We could use some. :-)

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    1. No leaves here. They are bohemian waxwings and they tend to stay in large flocks of from 500 to a 1000 birds.

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  13. That last "dull" photo is very nicely composed with just that hint of red catching the eye and the posture so defining.

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    1. The red clothing is an accident. I zoomed this one and didn't see the person who was shovelling snow.

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  14. My question is, do you shovel it halfway through the storm or wait until it's done?! We have a bit, but expect 15 cm by Sunday!

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    1. I usually shovel when there's about 5 cm and then it's not a big pile.

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  15. it may look dull to you, but i enjoyed the photos (since i don't have to shovel or drive in it!)

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    1. When you're out in the day it's dull. I missed the dull with my camera.

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  16. Very pretty, Red. The snow is falling here now... and we're expecting around 10cm. Wanna come shovel? ;)

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    1. I'll shovel for you if I can look out your front window!

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  17. Nice winter shots. Once this month is over, we can really look forward to spring.

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    1. I'll need until the end of march to see much of spring.

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  18. I don't think dull at all! How nice of the birds to congregate for you to practice bird shots! Stay warm- spring is on the way!

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    1. These are bohemian waxwings and the winter in flocks of 500 to 1000 birds.

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  19. Hi Red, Nice work on the driveway. The neighbor has some work ahead. I like your experiment with the birds. Wow, that is a lot of birds! Neat photo. Have a good weekend. John

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    1. These are bohemian waxwings and they tend to stay in flocks of 500 to 1000 birds.

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  20. Snow keeps a lot of people indoors, but not you. We should all be so hearty.

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    1. My whole life has revolved around the outdoors.

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  21. We had sun the other day it was nice t see the sun.

    Oh you have been working hard. Thanks for sharing pictures to another snow person we love the white snow scenery . So pretty. I took the lake and it is pretty but was brrr taking it.

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    1. I enjoy shovelling as long it doesn't go on for days at a time.

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  22. My dull landscape looks just like yours - and we have an extended snow of three days straight starting now - but at least you've provided me with something new to look at!

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  23. It must be gray in most of the northern hemisphere these days. It seems like most of February is always that way here and today is no exception. We had a few hours of hazy sunshine yesterday and I made sure to rush out and do a hike. The sun was gone again before the hike was done, however.

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