Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Seasonal photos

The problem I have with the change of seasons is the itch to document everything. That's what happens when you live with a camera in your pocket.

Now that winter is upon us, I've been snapping pictures of the new seasonal beauty around our house. Ready for a bunch of photos? Scroll down.

Red-shafted flicker. These are beautiful birds, but boy do they bear watching. In our last home, they tore holes in the side of the house so severely that we had to have the whole side replaced.

Sparkly grass.

Frosty leaves.

Fallen oak leaves on the snow.

Despite multiple snowfalls-and-melt-offs, the leaves of our nuclear strawberries never did turn color. It's kinda weird to see so much greenery under the snow.

Some pre-dawn color. The whole landscape was bathed in a pink glow.

One of those rare sunset "column" phenomena.

Fog at dusk.

Another fresh snowfall.

That's it so far on the transition between autumn and winter, but I'll keep snapping pictures since, after all, I live with a camera in my pocket.


  1. I love your photos, Patrice! We have Northern Flickers, but I have never seen a red-shafted. XaLynn

  2. All your photos have ALWAYS been beautiful. Thank you once again!

  3. A camera or a phone with camera. I love my camera and not the phone camera. Those are beautiful photos!

    1. Actual real-life pocket camera. We don't have smart phones, so a phone camera isn't an option.

      - Patrice

  4. Our pictures would all be snow, that is pretty much all we see now after getting more this last week to make a total of at least a foot that fell in November. And since we live where it is also cold in the Inland Northwest, the snow does not leave when the temp is below 32. Our high for the month of November was around 35 I think, low -4 3 nights straight. No the snow is here to stay this time, usually early November snow leaves and it is the late November/early December that we need to plow. This year we have already plowed more than we usually do in December. I love it though and would not change a thing about where we live.

  5. Yes, while Flickers are beautiful birds, they cause a lot of damage. Most people are unaware of just how powerful these woodpeckers are. Like your Flicker damage, a "neighbor" in the last place we lived had the front facing above their garage and the side of their house destroyed by Flickers (it was the "neighbors" weekend house). We had to chase them away from our house then, and chase them away from our current house as well. The only ones that are worse, as far as your landscape trees are concerned are the Sapsuckers.

    Yes, beautiful pictures btw.

  6. Lovely pictures, Patrice, thanks for sharing. We have been having grey days, lots of mist and fog, and nary a snowflake in sight. So it's delightful to look at your pictures with their hints of winter wonderland. :-)

  7. if wood peckers are tearing up your siding/ect. you need to be calling a bug man to find out what insect they are after. birds don't bore holes for fun or spite, they are after food. the birds do the damage quickly, the bugs take more time, but may be more distructive in the long run