The purple finches have arrived and are using the sunflower oiler feeders. They remind me of the self red factor canaries I raised for several years. Clicking on photos will enlarge them.
Magical First Lights
I liked this early morning first light shot showing jet contrails.
Then I accidentally took the second shot.
Through mid-January we'd had a mild winter,
not too cold and very little snow as these shots show.
Yes, there was some snow-ice on Lake Huron but not much.
Then we got hit with an amazing cold snap and more snow
than we'd seen all winter so far.
They say every cloud has a silver lining,
well the viburnum berries show snow caps
which are better than ice caps on the lake!
One of my puppies recently had her own puppies. On Friday the breeder told me she had one for me. I jumped at the chance and mailed her a check on Saturday expecting to pick up the pup in Monroe, Michigan sometime this week. On Sunday she reversed herself and decided to award the puppy to someone who asked for late Saturday or early Sunday. I'm crushed. Absolutely crushed.
The puppy I almost had.