A fuzzy closeup of a snow bunting taken January 2013.
There has been a large flock of snow buntings around the back field this past week.
An even fuzzier close up. :-)
And a blurry photo of the flock taken Tuesday January 21, 2014.
We often see these huge flocks of snow buntings as they swoop and land on the snowy fields in January and February. They are very difficult to capture as they are so fast. The first photo of the single bird was taken from my car last January just before it took off to join the flock. The group photos were taken from our kitchen window.
Can you see them? I'm sure there are a hundred of them. They like to sit in this grassy area. I took these photos today.
If you are in the country and see a large flock of birds like this you will know they are most likely Snow Buntings.
They come south from the Arctic for the winter months as far as the middle of the US. To see more facts about these birds you can check them out right here.
I just had to share this gorgeous Amaryllis with you today too.
This is the second stalk from the bulb and it has 6 blooms! The first stalk had 4 and it lasted over a week after I cut it off and put it in a mason jar of water. I did this so the second stalk would get nourishment.
Count them. 6 blooms!
Well, the forecasted snowstorm has not arrived here and I'm just as well pleased. We may get some light flurries but so far it's just calm and cloudy and cold.
My new glasses are in so I plan to pick them up tomorrow. :-)
The daffodils popped through last week when it was above freezing for several days and the snow cover melted. There is a 2 foot snowbank right next to this garden (it was 5 feet high!). I got some boughs and covered the daffodils to try to protect them from this cold snap we're in. This is the earliest we've had daffodils up like this. I've seen this in February but not mid-January. They'll survive.
Little green daffodil shoots.
Thank you all for your kind words on my post yesterday. I really appreciate each one of you!