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Snow Bunting

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Frozen in Time

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Gravity of Love

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"But if you're in the eye of a storm just think of the lonely Dove,
     The experience of survival is the key to the gravity of love."

~ song lyrics by Enigma

Frozen Fog

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Common Redpoll

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Several Common Redpolls were visiting the bird feeders in my yard today.

Peace on Earth

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Holiday Treats

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Ice Bells

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Black-capped Chickadee

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Old Man Winter

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Solstice Greetings!

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The true meaning of this date every year symbolizes the death of the old crop cycle in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of a new cycle.  Trees are dormant and the earth rests and regenerates itself until the spark of life returns in February at the time of Imbolc.

Last Day of Autumn

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Attention climate change deniers:  Blossoms on a tree on the last day of autumn 2012 in western New York!  Our unusually mild weather this month has totally confused this tree.  The winter storm predicted for tomorrow should put a quick end to the confusion.

Bonaparte's Gull

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I love these petite and graceful gulls.  They breed in Canada during the summer and spend the winter in the deep south, the Caribbean, and oddly around the southeastern portions of the Great Lakes.  In winter their black heads turn white with a dark smudge behind the eye.


Sunset Portal

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Like a splash of gold paint in the sky.

Swan Yoga

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Sapphire Blue

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Wintery Sunset

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Icy Stare

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This poor Blue Jay went to drink from the unheated bird bath this morning only to find the surface frozen solid.  He stared at his reflection for a while, poked at it a few times and then flew off.

Strange Weather for December

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Shelf clouds with thunderheads, 60 degree temperature at dawn and spring peepers singing.  Very strange weather for western New York in December.

Bonaparte's Gulls in Winter Plumage

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