Ice Birds

In January 2010, a significant ice storm hit our area and caught us by surprise.  Not only did it catch us by surprise, it seemed to also catch the birds off guard, too.

Ice Birds

Ice Birds

These White-winged Doves rode out the worst of the storm in a big tree in our neighbor’s yard, and happily, they managed to survive the cold blast and the ice just fine, despite all of the ice surrounding them.  We put out bird seed and water for them, even though it was hard to keep the water in the bird bath from freezing for several days.

I felt sorry for these birds and gazed on them in this tree on several occasions during that memorable storm.  We all survived the ice and cold, even though we lost several branches on our red oak tree.  So, with a wink and a nod to Mother Nature as winter once again comes our way this year, I am happy to share this photo today.  I hope we do not have such a horrible ice storm in our forecast any time soon, but if we do, I will probably jump out there once again with my trusty camera and be sure to have plenty of bird seed on hand, too.

This is the final post of my month of bird posts for Blog Her’s NaBloPoMo, or National Blog Posting Month.  I have truly enjoyed sharing some of my favorite birds here, along with their photographs.  While this particular blogging challenge is over, I am happy to continue posting here going forward on all sorts of animals, not just birds.  While I have a special place in my heart for all of my fine-feathered friends for sure, I’m also excited to broaden the subject matter here now, too!

I’m also happy to report that I met my goal to share a post each day here in November!  This is a first for me, and it has been a very helpful exercise in several ways, with lessons on blogging that I will definitely use going forward.  I learned so much about birds, about blogging and about myself in the process.  Taking a thirty-day blogging challenge is an activity that I highly recommend to anyone that loves to write.  It has been a surprisingly fun challenge for me, even more than I thought it would be going into it.

I’ll be back soon, just not every day going forward.  I still have many photographs and stories to share, and I hope to also share animal photos and stories from others here at WordPress over time, too.  Thanks again for coming along on the ride! 😀

NaBloPoMo November 2014

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