Shades of white!

Last Saturday brought the first real snow storm along with a multitude of ducks from all corners of the river. At one time, I fed over one hundred beaks. It was like the wedding dress race. Ducks everywhere, rushing for the food. A 50 pound bag of cracked corn was gobbled (do ducks gobble?) within an hour.

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By Sunday the river was covered with a blanket of white and not a duck to be seen. Wow! They’re the true meaning of fair weather friends.

My lady river has been wearing a very fashionable winter white this past week. Just when I believed she couldn’t get more beautiful, I’m proven wrong.

A Carolina wren has joined my flock of songbirds. Typically a migratory bird, he should be in sunny Florida by now. I’m guessing the suet on the Concord River is just too good to give up, despite the snow and cold.

I also have a white-throated sparrow. Along with the wren and my ducks, he should be sunning himself on some beach but has chosen to spend the winter months with me. A high-pitched trill of “Old-Sam-Peabody-Peabody,” the white-throated has one of the sweetest calls in nature.

“Where’s the beach?”

I’m really enjoying the tripod Chris gave me for my birthday. Not only can I shoot shake free photos, but getting a shot of a nuthatch’s tongue is as easy as pie.


I hadn’t realized just how long my driveway is until it snowed. Man, the snow was heavy and there was massive amounts of it! Thank-you Bob and Jill for the second-hand snow blower. It still took me over three hours to clear the drive, mail-box, and fortress wall the plow created, however, I would be in traction right now if I had had to use a shovel. Oh yes, what was Chris doing while I toiled outside?

Life is good.

I’ll end this post by giving an official nod to winter. She came in on a mild December breeze. Blessed solstice to all. :}

About tinthia

Wondering, searching, and wandering, I'm an earth witch with a desire to get it right in my lifetime. The flow of the river feeds my inner goddess and fuels my soul. Blessed be. :}
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3 Responses to Shades of white!

  1. Beautiful Cindy! Always a pleasure to read your latest postings! What a beautiful area you live in!

  2. mdvb says:

    Hi Cindy,

    Sorry I couldn’t get in touch sooner, but as you know, and as your former student, i’m obsessive when it comes to school and with finals FINALLY over, I can relax until the first of the year when I do it all over again! I am taking the time to clean my entire house that I’ve neglected all semester and of course to meet up with some friends that I never see anymore, in other words, I’ll get nothing done! I hope you are well and enjoying the holidays. Professor Rhoads was VERY kind to me, hmm… wonder if it’s something you said! Anyway, just wanted to say hey and also tell you what a pleasure it was seeing you at BHCC.

    I love your blog!

    Take care,

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