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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Very, very fridged here....but!

This little guy need a bath!

He just dunked himself over and over.

Then he shook off the water. Flew into the rosebush and sat there in the sun. How can birds not freeze in below zero temps when they just soaked themselves?

This house finch brings some color into the winter lanscape. At this time of year color is so welcomed!

This mourning dove doesn't seem to like the cold as much. Puffing out his feathers must be more insulating. I have seen some of the other birds doing this so much the last few weeks.

There was a pretty sunset the other night. It is hard to get at out house with the power lines and trees. I love how this one seems to widen out the higher it gets in the sky.

Another view. To the south this time.
Winter sure has settled in around here. We have been so cold here. Below 0 or near 0 on most days. Windchills have driven the temps much lower. Next week is suppose to get even colder! Saturday is suppose to be in the higher 20's. One day of warmer temps before the big drop!! All I know is that I really NEED to get outside on Saturday! I think that will help my mood as I know that I am getting grumpy. Also going through camera withdrawl. I Need to be able to take pictures. That is just a part of me. Creative side?
I did take family photos at Christmas. Sibling and their families. We were only missing 4 people this time. For the first time in a lot of years my brother's family was all there. That was what started the family picture session. Who knows when that will happen again! My mom was so happy to get a copy of each photo. She hasn't had any updated photos of most of us in a long time. Especially family pictures. I also sent each family copies of theirs. I am certainly not a pro, but they turned out good. My neice even copped a pose with her halo. She is doing good. She will be in the halo for at least another 2-2 1/2 months. Then a neck brace. She is staying with my brother and nephew for now. Living with two guys again has had it's ups and downs. lol. Can you say toilet seat!! She has to wear bathing suit bottoms to take a bath in case one of them has to help her get out of the tub. That and a garbage bag over the body part of her halo to keep it dry. That must be quite a sight! :)  But she is keeping busy with light housework and has done a little baking. Must be fun when you have to bend over to look down or turn your whole body to look to the side. But the nurses told her to keep busy as depression can be a major player otherwise. At Christmas we felt so blessed to still have her with us. The officer told us that if she wasn't wearing a seat belt she probably wouldn't have made it. My brother saw the car and wished he wouldn't have. Christmas had a whole different feeling this year.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and will have a healthy and happy New Year. Hugs, Teresa
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  1. Teresa- Great pictures and your poor niece. That must be hard and imagine living with two guys- one is bad enough!;>) So glad you got great family pictures. Happy Winter! xo Diana

  2. I am so glad to hear that your niece is doing ok. So scary. A heart beat away from heart break.
    Gorgeous photos.
    We are hot here. Hot, hot, hot. So I too am housebound - for the opposite reason. Never satisfied are we?

  3. Teresa, I am so glad your niece is doing well, you are right Christmas has a whole new meaning this year. Blessings to you and your family,

  4. Give your niece a happy hug from me! That is it! You have inspired me to get back to my nature photography this year!
    Thanks and happy 2014! :-)

  5. stay warm...I love your photos..... I visited Wisconsin once a couple of years ago...I LOVED IT!!!! and my husband has had to listen to me go on and on and on about wanting to move luck
    good thing there are airplanes because I'm going back for sure..I spent a week in Door County (my cousin lives there) and took a weeklong class at The Clearing....good for you working in a hospital...we need nice angels like you in the world....I work for a landscape contractor...plants...kindda boring stuff....paper and the like...keep warm and drive slow and safe!!!!

  6. I love a pink sky! Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for your prayers. Blessings, Martha


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