Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday's Hunt v 3.07

I have been tremendously busy this week - feeling rather unable to keep up with everything at the moment.  Work is extremely busy, which it is sometimes, and I appreciate that, but it doesn't leave much time for photography and fun!

Our prompts today from Eden Hills are:  Starts with G, Week's Favourite, and Pink.

Starts with G
Goodness gracious, we've had a lot of snow!  Great, gleaming, glistening, gargantuan piles of it! Mostly accompanied by gloomy, glowering skies.  I'm getting very tired of it.  So is poor Marc, who is doing the snow shoveling because my arm is very painful these days due to ulnar nerve problems. Here are some images of our ghastly weather.  We think we might need a larger snowblower for next year, if we can fit it into the budget.  Or we might give up and sleep from January through March!

The route to the sheep and goat area was not easily passable when I opened the door earlier this week.  We've since had another couple of feet of snow, so you can just imagine how it looks now.  Carrying a hay bale through this from the garage to the fenced area is not an easy job.  The snow was at my hips in some places, and I am 5'10", so that is a very difficult path to navigate.

Here, just for fun, is a "find the GOAT" picture!

The snow has already covered the bottom of the bird feeder and the new tray feeder that Marc made me is almost covered.  Can you catch a glimpse of a little face peeking out in this picture?  Maybe the next picture will give you a hint.

Week's Favourite
I managed to capture this image of the squirrel taking seeds from the bird feeder.  I love the way he's hanging on, but looking in my direction.  You can see snowflakes on his face but he still looks like he's smiling.  Now you can go back to the last picture and see his little nose peeking up just at the bottom of the tube feeder, if you missed him the first time.

Pink is one of my favourite colours in the flower garden.  We are a long way from gardening season, so a pink cat tongue will have to fit the need for today!  Mitten the cat and Pippin the rabbit share this water bowl on the window sill, but they don't drink at the same time.  I tried, unsuccessfully, to get a picture of rabbit tongue.  Maybe another time!

p.s.  If you didn't find the goat earlier, here's a hint.

If you're still really stuck on the goat, let's zoom in a bit...yep....that's Lucky Nickel peeking through the snowy trees.


Tom said...

Goodness gracious, I guess! Normally I enjoy snow, but thus us a bit much. Claire, after this you will need a vacation. Stay warm.

porkpal said...

I believe you managed to do G to the hilt! Your snow is beautiful, but I'm Glad it's yours not mine. (I'm not sure I ever found the goat).

Ralph said...

You got wayyyyy more snow in the Maritimes than we got closer to Long Island - the wheelchair balks at 1 cm or less, so I stay inside until the snow throwers ad shovels are put away. But it does add a nice canvas to your pics - such as the thieving squirrel with his 'what's the problem' look, and the goat (thanks for zooming in on it). Our cat gas a pink tongue, lips and foot pads. Spring is close - really :)

Michelle said...

That is A LOT of snow!!! I found Lucky Nickel in the first photo, but had to biggify it and look hard. Cute squirrel!

Jim said...

Nice post, Claire. I would be tired of all that snow also. We used to have a lot of snow in Nebraska also, several feet after a blizzard. That was in the days before personal snow blowers.
After your last hint I returned to the top picture to easily find Lucky Nickel. I don't think he was in the other pictures.

Anonymous said...

Oh, am feeling sorry for you!Am sure living in it is very different than the beauty in the photos! Yeah, I was right about where the goat was, but I have a little advantage since I'm painting and used to look at shapes and values (light/dark/fright, etc.)
It would be easier and cheaper to go like the animals and hibernate for the winter!
Is it like in Pennsylvania that one gets fined when someone else falls passing your house because the snow is not cleaned up?
Since you are stuck in the house, a good time to invite you for ALL SEASONS - you can use any of these photos (link is open from Sunday through Wednesday). Press "click here" on the bottom of the post of ALL SEASONS - ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to link your photo. The link opens on Sunday. Stay warm:)

Margaret Adamson said...

Altought snow is very pretty, enough is enough and that is TOO much to cope. The heavens have been too GENEROUS with dumping it down in your area. your GOAT musstt be so cold. Have a lovey weekend.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Wow! Love the goat :-).

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. That is a lot of snow. We have had hardly any this winter; although, we've had several inches of rain throughout. It certainly is crazy weather. Love the adorable squirrel! Cute pink tongue. Glad you're busy, but don't forget to take the time to enjoy yourself. Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week!