Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Winter Solstice

"It has often been said that the greatest joy tends to follow deep sorrow. What is so wonderful about the winter solstice is that once we are past that moment of time we can look forward to brighter skies."

Winter Solstice and still no snow. 
But, you don't need much snow to get "snow art"
The fat muskrat and his shadow
I have been known to feed chickadees sunflower seeds, they have been known to hide their seeds in the pine cone.
So beautiful in black and white
Can you find the rabbit?  He thought he was hiding from me, silly rabbit
The red breasted Nut Hatch.  This bird is very friendly
This picture, and the next, was taken at the water front.
Maybe, just maybe, the trail will look like this soon

"It speaks well for the human spirit that our greatest religious celebrations take place at winter solstice time, as people radiate warmth of fellowship and love on these dimmer days. The festivals of darker days are really celebrations of light."


Michael said...

Very enjoyable read. I didn't know the chickadees hid seeds in pine cones, what a good hiding place. Love the chick hidden in the evergreen. And that silly rabbit and his/her hiding tricks. I kind of hide in the winter too. Wish I was a bear, just lay there..lose fat and gain muscle. I'll keep trying.

Rachelle said...

I love all the birds (and other critters)!! Although, that pine cone shot with the muted background has caught my eye. Nice post!

Rachelle said...

P.S. The pics of the birds on the lights at the waterfront crack me up!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, as always. Happy Solstice from Monterey!

Basque-Land said...

Very peaceful and beautiful. I like that bird picture beneath the muskrat one; it looks like the leaf in the tree is another bird facing the other one, plus I love that spray like effect of the pine needles.