Monday, January 28, 2008

ahhh, sunshine!

Thank you to who ever sent the sunshine which we have enjoyed for four straight days now! Soaking up all this Vitamin D has been great for 'recharging the batteries'.
Here's some pictures from one of my walks down the lanes and through the woods...





And, mine were not the only tracks through the snow today; the birds and animals have been out in full force as well, evidenced by all the footprints I saw circling in and out of the woods, across the ditch, and into the hayfield. The deer and rabbit tracks were easy to identify, but for the rest I have pulled out A Guide to Nature in Winter by Donald Stokes...
...which covers everything from winter weeds to snow crystals to bird nests and more. The pen and ink drawings are great...
I think I'll spend some time looking them over tonight. Have a great evening.


31 comments:

  1. What beautiful pictures you've shared from your walk. glad you've been enjoying lots of sunshine.

    Hugs - karen

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  2. Gorgeous photos, I'm so glad the sun decided to visit. :0)
    The book looks like something I would love!
    Hugs,
    Kelli

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  3. I really loved the picture of the horses and the snow. I cannot wait to move back to snow country. Is there an e-mail address where I can write you and ask you questions about the planner/organizer you made? I want to make something like it. Thanks.

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  4. tinuviel7:49 PM

    Such great light you've captured in these pics. I can hear the snow crunching under my feet!

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  5. Thanks ladies :)

    Mrs. Hurzeler ~ Near the top of my blog, on the right, is a link to view my complete profile. That link will take you to my profile page where there is a link to e-mail me.

    Debbie

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures of your walk. I am so glad that you got the sunshine you were longing for.

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  7. So Glad to have you back writing! Love reading your inspiring entries...I know how you feel, up here in NH we still have 2' on the ground...

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  8. What beautiful pictures! Glad you were able to get out and take a walk in the sunshine! :)

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  9. Your horses look like they want to chat:-)

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  10. Beautiful! Our feathered and furry friends have been around here quite a bit lately as well. We have bird and rabbit tracks coming right up to our back door this time. I can't believe how close they've come... Sometimes I wonder if they watch for us just like we watch for them :)
    Jaime

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  11. Such beautiful pictures Deb ~ thanks for sharing. "A guide to Nature in Winter" sounds like a wonderful read.

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  12. Such beautiful pictures...my favorite being the horses! :)

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  13. Oh, what a lovely snowy walk in the such beautiful nature. Thank you for the beautiful images. A bit of sun makes a world of difference doesn't it? After several weeks of dark and grey days we have now been graced with many sunny ones and I just soak it in!

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  14. Thank you for the Vitamin D link. I realised that I needed to double my intake.
    I left you a comment on your previous post...it got lost. It was an encouragement for cloudy/rainy days.
    Glad that your sun is shining again. Lovely snow pictures. The views are post card like. ^__^

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  15. Thanks for sharing your great pics! I know exactly what you mean about those gray days!! Amazing how much better you can feel after a dose of glorious sunshine!!! Cheers! Mary Ann in Denmark

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  16. Beautiful snow! And wonderful, yummy sunshine. Sunshine is good for the soul.

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  17. What a delightful book, I'd love one of those. And the snow and sunshine, what a wonderful combination.

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  18. Beautiful, beautiful pictures. Mother Nature is amaazing. Linda

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  19. What absolutely gorgeous photos. I love seeing the sunshine on your snow. Here in the sunny south I was sitting on my porch this afternoon chatting with my neighbor. We were very warm until a front started rolling through - the wind kicked up and now the temps are dropping. It's supposed to rain and be in the 30's for a few days.

    I'm so happy that you got your much needed sun. I hope there is more for you in the days to come.

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  20. How lucky you are to have snow and the pictures are gorgeous ! We have had no snow as yet here in England but it has been bright,dry and cold for the last few days.It is truly wonderful to hang the laundry outside to dry, and see all the snowdrops which are out already and the daffodils etc all shooting above the ground.The birds are starting to sing (the robin sings all winter) but no other bird does. I love the winter if it is snowy,frosty or sunny and cold but I find dark rainy days quite depressing.

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  21. Anonymous4:39 AM

    Thrilled to see you back in action! We've all missed you. ;)
    Robin in Ca.

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  22. Aaaw, finally!! I am so happy for you that you finally can enjoy a few days with sun! Nothing is better for the mood and your eyes, with a few glimpse of sunshine. No wonder that the snow is filled with footprints from all the cute little creatures that surround your house and garden. Beautiful pictures Deb!! Love your horses :)

    Myself is sitting here with a cup of tea, looking out and see nothing else than a stormy wind that`s doing nothing good with the plants. The poor cats are running around trying to get away from the wind. Julie is luckily inside, curled up in her favourite chair.

    So what are you working on these days? I am making a few embroideries. And this weekend we are going to paint a cabinet.

    Hope you are still enjoying sunny days!
    Hug from Aina

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  23. Your lovely nature photos reminded me of the book I'm currently reading--Gladys Taber's Stillmeadow Sampler. She was an author in the 1940's and 50's, who wrote about nature, homemaking, her dogs. Check your library for any of her books. They just might help you get through this long winter. She's like comfort food for your soul!

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  24. What beautiful pictures! I wish we had snow. :-) I really like the look of that book. Don't you just love old books?

    Amelia

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  25. Diane, it's funny you should mention Gladys Taber. I read her books several years ago and was thinking recently that I would like to reread them!
    I agree with you, they are wonderful.

    Deb

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  27. Oh what a beautiful nature walk, how luck are you! Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.
    Rose

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  28. Anonymous10:35 AM

    The sunlight sure does look gorgeous on all that snow!
    Carolyn
    http://willowhouse.typepad.com

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  29. love the wintery pictures! lovely!

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  30. Happy Sunshine Day!

    Loved looking at the tracks in the snow too. I'm a nature lover and appreciated your pictures and the book. Have you read/seen "Discover Nature in Winter" by Lawlor and Archer?

    Jody

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  31. Jody, I haven't seen that book, but will be sure to add it to my book list!Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments. I appreciate each and every one immensely and am sorry I can't reply to every comment, although I do my best to try.
    Debbie

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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