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January 29, 2011

Picture Winter Day 29

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 2:36 pm
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“Your Name in Lights”

Today’s prompt was specific and definitely not a repeat! 🙂 Although it is specific, it still left possibilities wide open for style: “Today, seek out your own name. Whether it’s typed in an email, on your keychain, or beautifully handwritten, celebrate yourself by capturing your name in lights.”

With this substance still being available in overwhelming quantity, here’s where I chose to capture my name:

I sprinkled gold glitter into the snow to make it stand out a little bit more.

Visitors

Filed under: For the Birds — Karma @ 10:54 am
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The birdfeeder that I’ve had for a few years now unfortunately hasn’t been attracting the birds I was hoping for this winter.  I think in my attempt to have a feeder that squirrels wouldn’t regularly empty, I bought one that was too difficult for all but the smallest birds to reach the seed.  I decided to start looking for a new feeder.  I went to our local Ocean State Job Lot store to see what I could find.  There weren’t any feeders I was interested in, but I did find a bird seed bell and an inexpensive suet feeder, along with suet cakes for $1 each, so I picked those up and hung them on my shepard’s hook:
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This morning I was lucky enough to get a few pictures of some visitors.  If you can help me identify these birds, please do!

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Sorry about the angle of this one with hubby’s truck in the background, but it is the best focused shot I got of this type of bird:
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Another one that looked almost the same but with a red splotch on the back of its head came along next. Perhaps a male/female pair?

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This squirrel performed some acrobatics on the shepard’s hook this morning, but I wasn’t quick enough with camera to catch them:
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It looked like it was licking the snow!

I’ll be back later today with today’s photo prompt.