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Before the Snow Melted!

White-tailed Deer
White-tailed Deer about to run from me.

This weekend the Deer were feeding on bright green grass which was peaking through the snow! The Raccoons were breaking through the thin ice and fishing for things along the streams edge ! Birds have slowed down at the bird feeders and are now finding seeds elsewhere!! Well, after record high temperatures (60°F) today . . . . the snow has significantly melted away and now they have even more opportunities to find food! Can you believe its mid January with such warm temperatures? Expect even more warmer temperatures tomorrow!!

Raccoon
Raccoon who was running from me.

I had a fun chickadee video that I wanted to include but I was unable to get it uploaded (1KB/sec = 240 minutes of upload time!)!! I tried 5 times but it kept on stalling on me,!! Maybe I can get it posted for everyone tomorrow??


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27 responses

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    This is crazy January weather. The only good things about it was that walking the dog was a great pleasure and I didn’t feel sad about taking down the christmas decorations since it felt like spring. We had the windows open all day. The house smells so fresh. aaaaahhhh.

    7 January 2008 at 7:10 pm

  2. It’s nice having a reprieve from the wicked cold we had last week! Hope you get the video loaded tomorrow!

    7 January 2008 at 7:55 pm

  3. Please try the funny Chickadee photo again :o) Love the deer shot.

    I’m sure you are enjoying the tropical heat wave up there. How would you like 70 today? Come to Charlotte. Warmer tomorrow – after teens last week. This cold I have will never go away…

    7 January 2008 at 8:25 pm

  4. The freeze/thaw cycle is tough on the roads around here. 40s all day around here today; more of the same expected tomorrow. Maybe I WILL get the remainder of the deck shovelled!

    7 January 2008 at 8:49 pm

  5. WOW! That is warm. What is up with that?

    I love the look on the deer’s face…seems to be wondering if you are trouble.

    7 January 2008 at 9:51 pm

  6. I’m loving this warm weather but I know it will not last.
    My feeders have slowed down also. The animals may be loving it but not the skiers.

    7 January 2008 at 10:49 pm

  7. I do NOT like this warm streak, here in mid-January in the northeast U.S.
    Frankly, it scares me–further evidence that we humans (and whatever else) are changing our planet’s weather.

    7 January 2008 at 11:04 pm

  8. @ Lisa – This weather is crazy! It wasn’t warm enough to open my windows but maybe tomorrow it will be!
    @ Pam – Everything was soo slow today! Maybe tomorrow!
    @ Mary- will try to get that video, I promise! Wow, 70!!
    @ Zen – nice to have some warmer weather and nice on my gas bill !
    @ Trixie – Just a warm spell moving through! It took off just as I took this shot!
    @ Toni – thanks and I am a skier!! I have yet to get out this year!
    @ KGMom – Has already happened, just don’t want it to get worse that it is already!

    7 January 2008 at 11:30 pm

  9. I thoroughly enjoyed the weather today and went for a walk in the park. Nothing like warm weather to get a person up off the couch. It was nice to see so many people out walking their dogs.

    7 January 2008 at 11:31 pm

  10. Moe

    Great shot! The warm weather was quite nice! It got up to 63 here in Iowa over the weekend.

    7 January 2008 at 11:56 pm

  11. I am enjoying the warm weather. Not many birds at the feeders here either, but it is a small price to pay for being able to walk. lol

    8 January 2008 at 10:39 am

  12. Tomek

    Yeah this weather makes no sense! It’s like I say “If you don’t believe in global warming, fine! Now go shovel that rain.”

    8 January 2008 at 11:38 am

  13. What a stunningly beautiful capture, Tom! I am amazed at how you get such great animal shots. 🙂

    8 January 2008 at 3:53 pm

  14. Great shot Tom, don’t get too used to it 🙂

    8 January 2008 at 5:49 pm

  15. That’s a great deer picture, Tom. I could tell it wanted to stamp its foot at you.
    Our possums are out in the daytime, and my mom had a skunk out at her place last week, but no raccoons yet.

    8 January 2008 at 7:56 pm

  16. @ Erie – this weather has been crazy! I agree that it was perfect walking weather.
    @ Moe – thanks and also breaking records?
    @ threecollie – thanks and a perfect price to pay if I say!
    @ Tomek – Love that, “Go shovel the rain”!
    @ Ladybug – thanks and just need to be out looking for them!
    @ Bernie – thanks and they are already telling us about snow that is coming!
    @ Ruthie – thanks and I love when they do that! Although, this one was more than sure it was going to run from me! Any pictures of the skunk or opossum?? Actually I had two Raccoons but one escaped the camera before getting its pictures! I would have followed but didn’t have time! So, we got a tail shot!

    8 January 2008 at 8:43 pm

  17. I wonder what the animals think about our strange weather? I love your deer picture and that raccoon looks well fed! It is nice to have a break from winter 🙂

    8 January 2008 at 9:41 pm

  18. I’ve been enjoying your photos… they are very tender. I visit your blog at least once a day, just for a glimpse of nature. Thank you.

    8 January 2008 at 10:28 pm

  19. Grace

    I got to take a nice walk in sneakers & a sweater. Enjoyed the mild, spring-like day.

    8 January 2008 at 10:55 pm

  20. Great shot of the deer.

    Many in Ozarks paid a price for that unseasonably warm weather. Fortunately, our immediate vicinity was spared the severe weather.

    9 January 2008 at 1:20 am

  21. Wonderful pix–particularly the deer, which can be SO fleet footed that they’re often gone by the time I get my camera to my eye!
    Glad your temps are up! We’re still around 70F, ourselves. Enjoy. 🙂

    9 January 2008 at 2:12 pm

  22. @ Chicago – They are all having a party! Sure is!
    @ Pinar – thanks and I appreciate ever one of your visits!
    @ Grace – thanks and it was nice!
    @ Marvin – Thanks and it has been warm! We did get hit last night!
    @ Lana – Thanks and they can be tough since I normally see them at dusk when the lighting is bad!

    9 January 2008 at 5:59 pm

  23. i love the raccoon picture. so cute!
    guess what? i finally got to see the elusive black squirrel that lives in my neighborhood. i was so happy. ~nita~

    9 January 2008 at 6:37 pm

  24. I think there should be a rule that if it’s cold — there has to be snow. The white stuff is magical and makes it all bearable.

    Although, must admit, two days of 75 here were splendiferous. Thanks for the furry deer and Ricky’s backside- nice winter treats.

    9 January 2008 at 7:29 pm

  25. I was amazed by the temperatures around here – but I was enjoying them, too! Makes a good excuse to play hooky and go birding!

    10 January 2008 at 8:54 am

  26. Marg

    Aw that deer is such a sweetie! Love that expression.

    Wicked Winds yesterday

    10 January 2008 at 12:04 pm

  27. @ Nita – thanks how wonderful you found the Black Squirrel! They are great little guys!
    @ TR – thanks and it has been a wonderful winter treat!
    @ Marty – Sure does and I am catching myself itching to find things while working!
    @ Marg – sure is, thanks! Goodness, winds were bad!

    10 January 2008 at 12:25 pm

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