Snowflakes And Feathers

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little bird shivers
crystal falls on beak and down
feathers fluff to warm
surrounded by frosty white
weathering strong winter's storm

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I took the photo above from my kitchen window on one of the few days that we had snow this year. So far it’s been a disappointing winter for scenic snowfall. What little we’ve had here in Orange County, New York has not lasted for more than a few days.

Last year was another story. We had several really gorgeous snows. There was one day in particular when the activity at my bird feeders was absolutely spectacular. Throughout the day, a variety of eight or nine different types of birds swooped around the feeders. They were joined by squirrels, chickens, and even dear, all snacking on sunflower seeds in the falling snow.

I took the photo below on that day. Visit my post,  A Day Of Memorable Moments to see the rest of the lively, colorful, flurry of activity by clicking here. Seeing those photos and remembering that delightful day still makes me smile! 🙂

Black capped chickadee.
Black capped chickadee. March 2015.

This post is my response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things That Are Cold.

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8 thoughts on “Snowflakes And Feathers

    1. Thank you! When I took the photo I happened to be making a conscious effort to be aware of my camera settings and focus which I am somtimes too impulsive to do, especially when beautiful moving birds are distracting me. It was serendipitous that the snowflake was there and I’m pleased my focus was good enough to capture it. If I had only zoomed in more, it would have been even better. Perhaps next time I’ll remember!
      Thanks again! 🙂

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