The highlight of my photos this week is definitely the tufted titmouse on the garage roof with snow. Thank you to Michelle for telling me that it is indeed a tufted titmouse. She wrote to me: “in winter they may travel in small flocks of chickadees, nuthatches and maybe a downy woodpecker… They are very bold little birds.”
I saw three in my neighbor’s Japanese dogwood tree (now a bare tree) yesterday. I wanted to show my husband, but by the time he came out, they were gone.
This morning, while holding a camera next to my shoveling son, I heard honking. I looked up and saw that line of geese overhead.
A cardinal and his lady still regularly visit our backyard tree/bush.
So far, this coneflower has managed to stay alive in all this snow. I also have kale seedlings under the snow – will they survive until spring? We shall see.
My neighbors have this colorful sculpture in their backyard. My neighbor said it is supposed to look different at different times of the day, but truthfully, since it is in shade, I haven’t notice many variations. It does look nice covered with snow. I had told my neighbors I might photograph it for my blog. I should find out the name of the sculptor – I believe he is local.