Beauty in the Snow

It’s hard to believe that just five days ago we had a snowstorm that left over three inches of snow on the ground. Heavy rain the next day washed it away, and Old Man Winter has set in with his cold temperatures.

I’m starting to love those storms as the birds flock to the feeders in great numbers for an easy meal. I’m learning that less is more. The fewer feeders means that those feeders are busier. Setting them close to the house and laying out a nice mix of seed and nuts the birds quickly became used to my presence and relaxed to enjoy the bird buffet.

In a couple of weeks I’ve got a “BIG” trip that I’m heading off to. The drum beats of Africa and the thundering hooves of hundreds of thousands of Wildebeests, Zebras and Gazelles have finally drawn me in. A true African Safari to see the Great Migration in Tanzania is a trip of a life-time.

Deciding when to go was the hardest. I’ve opted with going during the beginning of the rainy season when the Wildebeests have their calves. In the southeastern part of the Serengeti, the herd gathers close for protection of their newborns, while the predators draw closer for the easier targets.

It’s hard to imagine all of the incredible sights and sounds I’ll experience in Africa. Needless to say, I’ll have lots of memory cards filled with memories to share with you.

In the meantime, I’m still heading out for local adventures and the ducks have finally arrived ! This weekend will be Duck Season, so look forward to seeing you there.

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  1. What beautiful images! And Africa next? You lucky, lucky thing! Hope everything goes well and that you capture more amazing images. I look forward to seeing them already. Hava a great trip! β˜ΊπŸ’–

  2. I can’t wait to read your posts when you get back! I’m sure they will be filled with wonderful animals. Travel safe πŸ˜ƒ

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