Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Winter’s Last Blast? And More Slow-Motion Birds at the end…

One can hope this is the last blast. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am certainly ready for Spring!

We took a drive and that little dusting of snow we were supposed to get suddenly turned into blowing, nasty, drifting snow. But alas, we kept driving…

I thought these two babies were perfect.

One of my very favorite barns in the area.. or at least all we can see of it from the road.


As we continued down the road, it began to look worse.. but we kept on moving to our destination.

you might guess where…

Tougher women than I – in these frigid temps and blowing snow…



Quickly, after passing through more snow drifts, we ran in one Amish store for oat flour, quinoa, wheat bulgur, black strap molasses, the best super sharp cheddar cheese, and a few assorted other items which cannot be purchased in our “regular” grocery stores. 

Bless this fella.. spreading manure in the snow and cold.


Then it was a slow trip home through the drifts. Once home, Mr. W plowed the driveways out (yet again..), and I couldn’t resist making another slow-mo bird video in our blowing snow (yes, I finally figured out what I was doing.. ha!).
Be sure to watch at about 1:20 for the Male Northern Cardinals fighting. You’ll also see a grumpy red-bellied woodpecker (he’s also very persnickety and wasteful with the seeds… hmmmpph!). Also a few other assorted birds. I love watching these videos in slow motion because in normal speed, they are too quick for my eyes and I miss the really cool stuff!

Blizzard and Birds, Take II

Hope this is winter’s last hoorah.. how about you? Are you ready for Spring yet?! Be safe and warm!



Melinda said...

I can't believe all the birds you have! I can hear some chirping but haven't seen them.

Stay safe!

G L doesn't think we are finished
yet! Oh boy!

M :)

Dawn said...

Can't believe the Amish are out in the field and hanging laundry on the line. Great photos and I am hoping Winter will be over soon.

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

Terrific pictures...I love the old barn & silo. Oh and that laundry! Wouldn't it come in stiff and frozen?!

Leah said...

Those are wonderful pictures of your trip to the Amish store - and that bird feeder video very neat. I love the cardinals (we don't seem to have them here) looks like they are a bit bossy! Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

I'm fine with cold and I'm fine with spring. It's the snow, mud, snow, mud that is getting to me. At least it's moisture for our parched ground. Your pictures are just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Tammy those birds' feeties in your slo mo video just fascinate me. It is crazy at that feeder with all the take offs, landings and hovering going on! That laundry on the line kills me.. :) I can't believe you got that snow! We had a few flurries and that was it.

Old Time Cindy said...

Love this little winter trip down the road with you. I know I'm ready for spring even though the snow is blowing again here.
Farmhouse hugs,

McVal said...

LOVE those furry winter horses!!! And I would never hang my laundry outside... Not even in good weather... Too many dogs and elements...

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Please tell me, you did get some fried pies too?!?!?

GardenOfDaisies said...

Tammy, your bird video is marvelous!! Slow motion really does allow one to see everything that happens at the feeder.
That is such a wonderful barn... it looks like it's roof is saggy too, and I worry that it will go the way of so many older barns... collapsed.
The Amish really are a hardy bunch... doing everything without the help of our modern appliances. I would not want to hang clothes out on the line in weather like that, much less have to wear them later.

libbyquilter said...

oh my~!~the bird videos are poetry in motion~!!!~ absolutely beautiful to see their feeding slowed down and loved the music you paired both vids with.


Carla K said...

Love this Tammy, that woodpecker surely is picky!

Staci@LifeAtCobbleHillFarm said...

Last hoorah indeed! We can only hope....
We have an Amish Community about 20 minutes away and it really is amazing to see them living their everyday life through all types of weather.
This next storm should be hitting us tomorrow afternoon. More snow blowing. :)

TexWisGirl said...

loved all the rural scenes, but you made me grateful i don't have to live with snow!

Karen said...

The bird video is just wonderful, and I love your pictures from Amish country, especially the one with the clothesline. Just beautiful.

Stewart M said...

Nice post! Don't think you can link a video as such - but you can link any picture.

Hope to see a link next week!

Cheers and welcome to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

Patty Sumner said...

Tammy you always have such great pics..and the birds...well, everytime it is just breathtaking...Living in the Amish community is such a wonderful blessings...speaking of "Work"..those people work at it hard...Enjoy your fresh goodies and YES, bring on the Spring...Blessings!

Unknown said...

Your photos are wonderful, feels like we spent the day traveling in the snow with you. Of course I love the horses :) Great pic of the silo, the texture and contrasting rust coloring is awesome. Here's hoping things will start to warm in your neck of the woods soon.

Have a great day!

born imaginative. said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures. I enjoyed each one.

And I've had enough of snow in Maine. And we're getting 4-6 inches now. I wish it would just fall everywhere except our driveway from now on.

Gina Gao said...

These are really nice pictures! I liked this post very much.


Q said...

Dear Tammy,
All is up to date in Kansas City!
Thanks for checking on me.
I am busy with all manner of creating and feeding the birds! I am watching our 24 inches of snow melt, knitting, spinning, embroidering and waiting for Spring!
Your photos are gorgeous.....
Sherry, who misses the butterflies

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Love your pictures! Hope you get a break from winter, soon. :)

Willow said...

Lovely post ! Such delightful pictures.Your horses must eat the same thing ours do by the looks of their well fed selves lol

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