Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Friday, January 20, 2012

It has been beautiful, but I have had enough

Perhaps when, and if the rain comes later today, all this snow will melt away. It is beautiful to look at but when you can't get around on the roads, then it is not so nice.

There are two hummingbirds who visit the feeder, and I am sure they are happy to find the sweet nectar to keep up their energy.

There is a little nuthatch on the suet feeder, grabbing some food before the greedy starlings chase him away.

My toes are cold!

I wish this feeder would stop rotating, it is making me dizzy.

And.... a very unwelcome visitor.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

First serious snowfall of the season

It started snowing early this morning and did not let up until around 3pm this afternoon. When I heard that the winter storm was coming through bringing lots of snow, I immediately went outside to make sure there was plenty of food for the birds.

I captured a photo of this hungry hummingbird through the kitchen window.

The trees look so beautiful with their coating of snow.