Thursday, January 28, 2021

I Like Thursday: Silence, Snow and a Stream


January has been quiet around here.  The highlight of the week:  this barred owl hanging out in the back yard.  He chilled out there for at least a half hour.  It was a cold day, so he was puffy. 



It snowed on Tuesday - light fluffy stuff.  So pretty.  



We like this little stream at the top of the hill - I've taken several photos of it.  This is what it looked on our walk on Wednesday. 


Which looks very similar to a watercolor my sister emailed to me earlier this week.  She captured it very well, don't you think?

This is how it looked earlier this week.  It's hard to tell in the photo but the ice was 3-6 inches above the water.  It was an interesting effect with the ice suspended like that.  I tried to video it to see the moving water beneath.  


Hmm... still can't appreciate the gap.  It was neat to watch (and the little kid on me wanted to jump in the ice to hear it crackle.

The best part about snow is watching the birds at the feeder.  It was a popular spot!

That wraps up this week.  Drop by Not Afraid of Color's I Like Thursday to see more happiness for the week.   


  1. I like your Project Quilting circles, etc. Your sewing always reflects such creativity. I think your sister's painting also shows much creativity. Beautiful rendering. Isn't it exciting to see an owl...I am always thrilled when I get to spy one. And they are rather obliging as they usually stay sitting for a while. Battling the blahs here now in the depth of winter.

  2. What a beautiful Owl you captured there!! I've never seen an owl in the wild...
    although a lot of neighbors say they see them all the time around here... I do see a lot of red-tailed hawks which are also lovely to watch soaring above us.

    Lovely snow and river photos you've pictured here...nice work
    thanks for sharing..during this isolation period...
    Hugs, Julierose

  3. Love your owl photo - they are such a neat sight! The snow is pretty in your woods, and your sister's water color is amazing. It looked like a photograph to me at first. Birds seem to love the snowy days - they're always active at our feeders when the weather is like that here, too.

  4. I thought the same as Diann. I had to click on your photo to check your sister’s watercolor! It’s amazing! What a lovely walking place!

  5. oh my I'd like to make a quilt like your sister's watercolor

  6. I love your sister's painting! She's very talented. It looks exactly the same! You live in such a pretty area. Love the owl!

  7. I liked seeing the sights on your walk. I usually share different sights along the way on mine. We enjoy watching the birds too. Lately we've had a lot of starlings. They eat all the food and chase away the smaller birds. I know that have to eat too but wow! Thanks for taking us on your nature walk this week!

  8. The owl is awesome and the photo versus your sister's watercolor. Wow. Isn't what water and cold/snow do, it is always amazing.

  9. That OWL--!!! Incredibly beautiful. I've never heard of a barred owl. I've only ever seen a few owls in the wild, one was a snowy owl which flew in front of my car one night when I was making my way slowly along a snowy road to home, and another that I don't know what it was but it woke me in the middle of the night from a very deep sleep hoo-hooing atop the power pole outside our bedroom window! I could just make out his silhouette in the moonlight, but he or she was big too. I love the stream and I could see the gap in your video, and grinned at your kid-like sentiments.

  10. Wow, that was an amazing watercolor. All of our family draws to varying degrees. Mine drawing skill is used in applique. One of my sisters is fantastic with birds, another uses her skill to draw hand quilting shapes to stitch by hand on her quilt sandwiches. The owl was great. It reminded me of an article I saw this week in the NY Times about an owl that visited NYC that hadn 't been seen there since the late 1800's. If you don't have access to NY times, it's probably on the Nat. Audubon site, as it was a special thing to have seen one and drew a crowd of hundreds of people.

  11. Goodness, your sister is a wonderful artist. Your little visitor is a handsome fellow.

  12. Your walks are sure prettier than my neighbourhood walks!


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