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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.
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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.

5 comments:

  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...

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  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!

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  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

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  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 :)

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  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.

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