Sunday, January 16, 2011
Finding nature where you can
After moving to the city, it became very important to find nature where I could. Fortunately, we moved near a lot that has been difficult for developers to sell because it has a little stream which drains the hill above it. You can't see the water in the photo but you can see the little green plants still growing even in the snow.
I walk here often but because I usually have my dog with me, I stay on the road to avoid the burrs lurking in the grass.
But today, I decided I needed to get out on my own even though the snow was pretty deep. It was so much fun, I felt like a kid again.
Even the weeds were beautiful
I stopped long enough to notice there was still food left for the birds
After reading about the American Waterthrush, I thought I'd identified it but it shouldn't be here through the winter.
Mind you neither should Red-Winged Blackbirds but one is still visiting our feeder.
This fellow has been staying through the winter for about three years. I always wonder why some of them don't leave.