Tuesday, December 28, 2010
This is Key Cat.
She is visiting us.
She loves to play with fake mice.
And watches the birds on BIRD TV.
She watches several different channels.
She also prowls the Christmas tree forest,
Investigates incoming bags & boxes.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Although most wild animals we see in winter have fur or feathers
to keep them warm, that's not always enough.
Some animals create their own shelter by burrowing in to the ground.
Others utilize what Mother Nature and man provide.
Here's some shelters I found on the farm.
This year a full moon with an eclipse occurred on the winter solstice,
the shortest day of the year.
We had snow & clouds, so I missed the eclipse,
but here's a shot of the full moon.
From the Old Farmer's Almanac:
The Full Cold Moon; or the Full Long Nights Moon – December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
We've gotten 15 inches of snow in December.
Our average snowfall for December is 6.3 inches.
So today I'm posting snow photos. (Surprise!)
The horse barn
Snowy fluffy weed
Snowy wild grapes
Snowy fence roll
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
With the abundant and continued snow cover,
I've had lots of visitors to my feeders.
Red Bellied Woodpecker