“Stop the car I would holler”.. however now, I am driving alone, so there was no one to alert. I checked my rear view mirror, pulled over, put my hazard lights on, and got out to capture this moment. Gosh snow can be so beautiful, alluring, and captivating. Never mind that just minutes prior to this scene, I had passed a car that had driven off the road into a scene similar to this one, how the driver had managed that I don’t know.. the side road had been plowed. The car had taken a nose dive into the ditch on the opposite side of the road that it had been headed in.
It was a beautiful day, you can see the sky is a lovely shade of blue. Earlier on my way out to the woodlands, I had passed a long stretch of road where all the vegetation was covered in snow and ice. The lighting was such that it looked like silver and gold encrusted on all the shrubs .. but I couldn’t stop, so I told myself I would get it on my way back. We all know that was not going to happen, the hour or so that had elapsed, meant the lighting would be all different, and I would be on the other side of the road. However…. I did get the above capture, and that pleased me.
My crows were not around today, well not all of them, usually they are in the multiple dozens, today there were only about a dozen, and they were quiet, there was none of the hooting and hollering that I am usually greeted with. It was a sunny day, and milder, they obviously had something else to do and were dining elsewhere. It was also quieter in the glen when I got there. There were just too many people, being such a beautiful day, and the lock down lifted, people were itching to be out on their X-country skies and snow shoes.
At Mer Bleue my second stop, it too was quiet, but it has been so, since I think Dewberry draws the enthusiasts that want to have longer trails. Here I got to stand and bask in the sunlight, while the Blue Jays, Evening Grose beaks, nuthatches, and little chickadees happily went about their business. I felt rooted to the spot where I was standing, a couple of times I was used as a spring board .. I didn’t mind.. in fact, secretly I love it. even the squirrel came over to run across my foot.. just because. =^_^=
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I suspect that the crows may be breaking up into their smaller family groups in preparation for breeding season next month. Spring is right around the corner!
you are a princess.. thank you.. I know so little about my new friends. How do they do that, do you know? I noticed that the ones today seemed to be younger, sleeker, my usual crew are very “healthy” and perhaps mature. when you say breaking up, do they travel to another place?
In winter, crow families will often join with other groups to form large flocks (murders) and will roost together and fly out in search of food daily, returning again at night. Here is a short article: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/where-do-crows-go-in-winter/
thanks I went to read the article. I don’t know what has possessed me about the crows.. but I like them.. they make me smile. thanks for sharing info with me.. much appreciated!
My pleasure. I share your fascination with Corvids, they are intelligent birds!
I appreciate this lovely post. Sometimes I snooze in the car and the driver stops when she sees a potential pic.
LOL good afternoon dear friend… Sends you warm wishes from a cold day in Canada.. virtual HUGS
Oh, that’s wonderful, having critters treat you as part of the landscape! What a treat!
I’m learning, and yes, I enjoy it very much! waves a cheerful hello!