Tag Archives: Winter

Smile For a Month – # 16 & 17 May – Ice Tree

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Smile For a Month – # 16 & 17 May – Ice Tree

Here’s the link to the host of the challenge, Debs Stott:

https://dibzzen.com/2021/04/30/31-days-of-smiles/

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The prompt words for # 16 is for a tree, and today’s # 17 is ice, so combining them gets ‘ice tree’.

The photos show winter scenes of a completely ice covered tree branches that was in our neighborhood one year.

The second one was from years ago. The tree in the back yard had such heavy ice covered branches it was bent all the way to the ground. Our dog at the time was walking under.

The third one was from this past winter – several birds – doves – were perched up in the front yard tree which was covered with ice and snow.

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Bird/Blow

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge – Bird/Blow Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Winter badge 2021

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 345 BIRD AND Blow.

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Photo shows several birds sitting on snowy tree branches (our front yard tree)

Bird on bending bough

Wind will not blow you away

Tiny feet cling tight

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JUST JOT IT JANUARY & SOCS 2017 – COAT

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS and #JusJoJan Jan. 7/17

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Today we are combining these two challenges … the Just Jot It Januaary & Stream of Consciousness Saturday 2017. The prompt word for both is ‘coat’.

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This is a photo I took this morning of our back storm door. It was still dark outside, about 6 a. m. and the glass had frost shapes on it. Yesterday it snowed here, and it was about 9 degrees outside, or maybe a little less, I can’t remember. Anyway, we feed a bunch of feral/stray cats every day out in the back yard. Well, the front yard, too, as some different ones come to the front side. Maybe these cats are actually our outside cats. They’ve always lived here, and are skittish. They won’t let us pet them, except one.

So, as soon as we bring out the food and water every morning, they come running. These cold mornings, the water freezes too, so we have to bang the bowl on the porch or ground to loosen the ice, then fill up the bowl again. This morning here’s what it looked like. The kitties (there’s 10 of them usually) were on the porch, while I took a photo through the frosty door glass. Turned out pretty cool looking, I think.

In the winter time, the outdoor cats have to manage the cold weather, so their fur grows thicker, giving them a nice coat to wear and keep them warm. They also all huddle up together for warmth. We do have a couple of houses/shelters for them to get into and snuggle up with each other, on a nice padding of blankets. I guess they like the whole arrangement, as they stick around for the free hand outs of cat food every day. 🙂

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Frosty view of cats on porch

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52 WEEKS PHOTO CHALLENGE – SOFT

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52 WEEKS PHOTO CHALLENGE – SOFT

https://thegirlthatdreamsawake.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/52-weeks-photo-challengeweek-14-soft/

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I believe I’ve missed a few of these, so will catch up now. The topics for the past few weeks were: Doors, Street, Face, Winter, and now Soft. 🙂

Let’s see what I have in my photos …

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Doors in restaurant going to courtyard

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Flooded street

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Winter snow

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Soft pastels of a foggy morning at the playa lake by our house

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WEEKLY WEATHER – FREEZING RAIN

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Weekly Weather: Freezing Rain/ Ice

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This week for our photo challenge, it is freezing rain. Last week was fog. I didn’t have a fog photo, and not sure this is freezing rain, but this is what happens after the freezing rain. Ice covers everything! 🙂

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TREES

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Little kitty, wind chimes, our tree!

TREES

Trees in winter

They stand and stare

Do they think that it’s not fair?

Patient they stand

Stark and bare

Enduring winter’s brutal air

Do trees dream of winter’s end,

Yearning for springtime to begin?

A fresh, new start

Green leaves so frilly

A time to rejoice, a time to be silly

Rustling with the nesting of birds,

Pretty music they make, without any words.

A sanctuary for many species

The need for trees only increases

Giving hope, shelter, and shade,

A tree’s true purpose will never fade.

I think a tree must know it’s worth…

The reason it is put on this Earth.

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