Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

More snow?


Those of you living in warmer climates would probably like to see more snow photos, right? Since my retirement I can attest to the fact that snow is better viewed from behind windows than windshields.

I always think that wet, clingy snow like this shows off patterns we never notice other times of the year.

Similarly I bet snow is better viewed from a beach in, say, Alabama, than from the deck of a home here in Michigan. And since I didn’t want you to miss the exquisit beautify of life here after a snowstorm, I figured I better get to it and post a few more before springs drops on us.

“Do you think they’ll pay us extra to pose for next year’s Christmas card?”

Because this is the time of year that I am fooled, every single year, into believing that spring is right around the corner. Even when I look outside and there’s nothing but snow as far as my eye can see.

“It’s hard to commute back to my nest when my freeway is snow covered.”

We have had sunshine the past two days, which in itself fools a person into thinking winter is almost over. After weeks and weeks of grey skies I felt like I needed to take the camera and go somewhere, anywhere, just to get outside.

Room for everybody at this diner.

But I needed to feed Katie her lunch and then take her outside before I left her for a few hours. And of course on our walk I saw this.

They blended right into the vines as they enjoyed lunch and the sun.

And of course then I had to hurry her back to the house, grab the camera and go back to the robin tree (which is actually a dead tree covered in bittersweet vine) which was shining in early afternoon light.

Nom, nom, nom.

And by the time I got done taking those it was getting sort of late to go on any big adventure, so I settled in to process the robin images, and that ended up being my big photo shoot for the day.

Red, white and blue.

Next week I have meetings and appointments almost every day. And of course who knows if we’ll have sun again any time soon. It’s hard to say if I’ll have another opportunity in the near future to run away for a few hours with the camera.

But since I know it will be spring soon I’m not too worried.

Sometimes there’s only time to run away down your own street.

Yep. Next week or the week after I’m sure I’ll be seeing little green nubs pushing up in my gardens. Though at the moment I can’t actually see my gardens since they’re buried under the snow.

Home sweet home.

But it won’t be long. I just know it.

“You better be right about spring, lady. I’ve about had it with this snow.”

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

40 thoughts on “More snow?

  1. I loved seeing the Robins! I don’t get to see them here in AZ until we get back to Pennsylvania for the summer. Thank you for sharing… and since you saw Robins… Spring is on its way!


  2. Oh, Dawn–that last photo is so cute! Your snow photos are pretty, and those cardinals are right–they would make a beautiful Christmas card. I will gladly view the snow through your lens.


  3. Beautiful Dawn. Just so beautiful. I love trees in the snow. Don’t see much of that here on the California coast. So many ways to see beauty.


  4. With such lovely pictures, there’s no need to go anywhere else. I especially like those cardinals and that last photo made me smile.


  5. Love the Christmas card photo. Love the sixth photo, and the very first one too. But I laughed out loud, truly out loud, when I saw the very last photo. And I knew there would be a photo caption coming that would match the irreverence of the photo. 🙂


    • I know, right? He was sitting all puffed up, on the feeder hook waiting for his turn at the flat feeder, during our snowstorm. I have a shot with his head showing, but it wasn’t in focus, and I loved the detail in this shot, so it won out.


  6. Yup, Love the snow photos and the Cardinals are so beautiful and bright against the snow! ❤️ Thank you for sharing!!


    • The snow was really pretty for a few days. Now I’m all done with it though and if it were to leave I’d be good. But it’s still really cold here, so most of the snow is still around, though not up in the trees like it was at first.

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  7. Lovely images. I love so see cardinals. We do not have them here.


  8. This is one of my favorite posts of yours !
    I was blown away with the cardinals in the tree (looked photoshopped and I was loving them)
    But then the robin photo sheet topped that – or added to it!
    Well done and can relate to how the winter snow can make us forget that spring really is not too far away
    Oh and the closing shot of the back of the kids was so creative


  9. Ps – I recently interview author V J Knutson and wanted to share a post of hers that came to mind when I scrolled
    Your experience here 😉

    “Robin’s Absence”


  10. Love all of these- there is nothing like untouched snow and a photo of Cardinals against the snowy branches. The 7 inches of snow we got last week mostly melted with the rain that came this week, but the temps are in the teens. Robins and blue skies always welcome!


  11. You have some stunning photographs there, Dawn, and you saved the most eye-popping for the last one. Wowser!


  12. Amazing what gorgeous images a camera can capture when its operator knows what she’s doing! Love, love these! And the robins – fantastic! Reminded me I haven’t seen a robin since I moved from southern Oregon – that makes me a little sad. Maybe I should get myself out of my space and roam around a bit – might be surprised at what I find. I think February is the month for thinking spring is almost here – and maybe where I am, it is almost here. I hope.


  13. Soon to be spring… I can remember it coming in March in the Lower P. Your pictures of snow and wildlife are beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to share these.


  14. How in the world did you catch that last photo?? It’s delightful, as are all the others. I’m right there with you, Dawn, hoping Spring can’t be far away now. After all, we’re seeing more daylight (even if it is a gray sky). I shoveled part of the grass next to our patio, just so Monkey and I could see green stuff again!


  15. Great photos of the snow and the birds. Especially like the cardinals and robins.


  16. I know you’re sick of the white stuff, but I miss it sooooo much.


  17. Jealous of the Robins! Those Cardinals should be a Christmas Card!!


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