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Thursday, January 20, 2011

An inside job

Making Days Count 20

Last night, I caught a glimpse of the full moon peering through evergreen branches, before it slid behind cloud cover. Since my moon photo was not clearly defined, I used some Photoshop filters to see what would transpire. January’s full moon is also known as the Wolf Moon. Can you see the wolf?

The site on this link has a wonderfully written blog posting about her Wolf Moon and also lists other names for the January moon.

Today was an “inside day” for me. It was a very wet day, so I was able to catch up on some indoor projects. Meanwhile, some little birds continued to frequent the bird feeders and brighten the day. I have been scouring my bird books because there are some I just don’t recognize, for instance, the one on the feeder with the Townsend’s Warbler. It had a shock of orange on its head, but it seemed too large for a kinglet, and different coloring than the woodpecker...but whatever it is, I was glad to see it. These shots were taken through the front window on a dark and dreary day, so they are not the greatest.

I have seen Harzel when he’s dripping wet, so I gave him a miss today. Hopefully, it will be a bit brighter tomorrow which will encourage me to go for a walk to the beach.


  1. I didn't realise that the January moon was the wolf moon. I like your photos.... We've had lovely views of the moon here this month...

  2. I didn't see the wolf until you mentioned it... scary looking! But I did enjoy that gigantic thing in the sky that looked remarkably like a floating wheel of pale cheddar. It was hard to stop looking at it though I was running late to choir practice.

    Stay warm and dry, Glo!

  3. We've had two cold and sunny days here so the moon has been nicely visible, but sadly not in wolf mode.
    I hope that you get to identify your mystery birds, which are perhaps something unusual! Flighty xx

  4. Well done Glo! I see you have been very creative again, I wouldn't have a clue how to do that!

    The little birds look so pretty :)

  5. Hello Crafty Green Poet ~ Yes, I love the different names for the moons and the stories behind them...I'm happy to hear you have had clear views of the moon :)

    Hi Nikki ~ I suppose the gigantic floating cheddar was looking over you after the picnic you enjoyed in the back garden! ;)

    Hi Flighty ~ Although it's been cold, I'm sure you prefer the sunshine and to be able to see the moon as well ... clear and bright :) I'm keeping my eye on the birds to see if I can identify any more...I put out a brand new Woodpecker bar so that should bring some. The previous one was finished right down to the last seed!

    Hi ShySongBird ~ Lovely to see you back. Thanks for your kind words...and yes we have very sweet birds in the garden.