Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

1. We had an ice storm here Tuesday and Wednesday

2. This is my forsythia bush.

3. Winter can be very hard on the animals.

4. This is the deer behind the forsythia bush.

5. When I was taking pictures of this deer and others you can't see, one or two of them began making a high-pitched mewling sound.

6. It was something I'd never heard before. I've heard them snort or blow air but never mew.

7. On the other side of the house, I spied turkeys. If you enlarge the picture by clicking on it, you'll see that the closest turkey has very pretty eyes!

8. As you can see, at one point they were dotting the hillside.

9. They moved up along the fence. I took the photos through the window screen so they aren't very good.

10. They look to be a young flock; probably hatched this spring.

11. We were fortunate in that we did not lose our power or have trees fall over the driveway.

12. Wednesday the ice melted; then the wind began to blow.

13. I dream of warmer weather.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; you can learn more about it here. My other Thursday Thirteens are here.


  1. Winter can be beautiful and hard at the same time...
    Thanks for visiting my meme TT.

  2. look at all those goodness.

  3. Great photos. Winter sure is beautiful from the inside, looking out. Happy T13!

  4. What interesting photos. I think wild turkeys are kind of cool looking.

  5. It's nice to see so much wildlife. We hardly get anything here, being so close to the city. Great Thursday Thirteen!

  6. We got ice too...Texas shuts down when that happens. LOL

    Love the turkey shots, very nice!

    Happy TT!

  7. Thank you for sharing the great photos.

  8. We didn't get much. Not even a school closing. Ice is only good for photographing.

  9. What an interesting topic and brings great light to the harshness of winter. Having lived in northern Alberta and currently living in northern Ontario I very well understand the difficulties of winter.

  10. Mewing? That's a new one on me too. Hopefully, all this weather is helping the water tables up that way.

  11. Very cool TT and great pics! I also love the poem in the previous post!
    Happy TT! Up with WoW in Thornesworld

  12. Wow, you really got the ice. Do you live near Greenfield Elem? I'm just wondering since I noticed more ice over there when taking B and D to school than over here at my house. Funny the weather can be so different just 10 minutes up the road!

    I didn't even notice the little deer behind your forsythia. I have 2 that visit me pretty regularly each morning. Everytime I try to get their picture, they bolt. They hang out right under my dining room window and see the slightest movement from me. Which reminds me, I want to get them some food.


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