Photo Of The Day: Waiting on Spring


The Azaleas were blooming. So was the Periwinkle and all of the other harbingers of Spring.  Until the big freeze moved in.   This Cardinal seems to be  thinking “this too shall pass.”   Hope its warmer where you are.  Thanks for the look and have a great evening.  Click on the photograph for the full Monty.  Nikon D7000 with a Nikon 70-300mm telephoto lens.

First Taste of Winter


A Male Northern Cardinal copes with with the first taste of winter in Eastern North Carolina.   A fast moving blast of arctic air armed with snow, sleet and freezing rain  dipped into southeastern NC Friday and Saturday night.   We were hoping for snow.  It’s not as hard on plants but alas, we got a big dose of freezing rain which coated everything with a thick coating of ice.  Fortunately the power stayed on and there was little damage to our shrubs and plants.  The ice was gone by Saturday afternoon and we’re looking for a nice warmup next week.  Proof again that if you don’t like the weather down here, just hang on for a day.   Thanks for the visit and have a great evening.