Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A new year...

Happy New Year!!

  
This is the scene that I woke up to yesterday morning.  It looked like a winter wonderland.  Very pretty.  Very cold.  Just the right amount to me...2-4 inches.   What does it look like in your part of the country?


I spotted these two pretties waiting for their turn at the feeder.

A White-breasted Nuthatch also waiting for a place to eat.  If you notice the white spots, that is snow still coming down at the time.

 
Mr. Chickadee has already feasted several times.  They fly in and grab a quick bite and fly off again in no time.   

This scripture that always comes to mind when I'm watching the beautiful birds and is very comforting in these uncertain times.

  What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.  And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.
Matthew 10:29-31

 I wish for you a wonderful 2013 filled with peace, joy, health and happiness!!  Thank you to each of you for your wonderful friendship during the past year.

Until next time...

34 comments:

  1. and I wish the same to you, God's blessings and much joy and good health during this new year. sweet little sparrow, and i know he is worth more than one coin. as for what it looks like here, just think of your spring where you are and that is us. high of 72 yesterday and bright sun, palm trees and flowers...

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  2. What beautiful shots and I love the happy birds. One of the joys of winter is watching the bird feeder.
    Have a wonderful, healthy and happy 2013.

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  3. Morning Cheryl, love this post and the pictures of our fine feathered friends, beautiful, many a time I just sit and watch the birds at the feeders, soothing......You are so lucky to have Cardinals, they are not around my neck of the woods so thank you for sharing, enjoyable, Happy New Year To, Francine.

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  4. Just beautiful. Nothing like a cardinal in the snow with a friend. Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

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  5. Those thoughts would be worth a bird feeder. Precious indeed. I think those snow totals sound great...enough to cover without a lot of cleaning up . Happy New Year!

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  6. A winter wonderland, Cheryl, beautiful photos! We don't have snow, expecting rain today!
    Wishing you and your dear family a most blessed and Happy New Year.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  7. Happy New Year to you and your family Cheryl! It looks the same at our house.. :)

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  8. Gorgeous photos!!!

    Lovely new blog look here!!!

    I just love it when bloggers like you, do up the all White Background Look so, so, so, so, so well!!!!

    Happy 2013!

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  9. Wishing you a beautiful new year. Loved the cardinal in the snow!

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  10. love the header shots. what a great reason to wake up in the morning. so fun!! gorgeous snowy shots.

    Merry 2013. ( :

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  11. Cheryl these are beautiful pictures. Love the one of the Cardinals. I always think of that scripture when I see the tiny birds out foraging in the snow. Sometimes one will fly into a window and lay lifeless on the ground and it breaks my heart but I remember this verse too. God bless you in this new year. Pamela

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  12. thank you, dear cheryl. these are beauties. love the clean snow.

    foggy, misty, 40s but dropping to freezing again tonight. damp and cold. brrr... :)

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  13. WOW, your photo of the cardinal is beautiful!! Lucky for me I woke up to a similar snowy scene and have had fun watching the neighbor kids slide down the hill by the school.

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  14. Happy New Year to you and yours, Cheryl. The snow was so pretty, wasn't it. Love your pictures.

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  15. Hi Cheryl, You are so lucky to have some beautiful snow. We still haven't gotten much here (only a dusting a couple of times). Hope we get some before winter is over.

    Great pictures of your birdies... We have LOTS of them at our feeders now also... SO cute!!!!

    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. Well, it does not look near as wonderful here! Your pictures are just divine, the capture of the beauty of the snow and the wonderful colorful and cute birds. Happy New Year, my friend!

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  17. Cheryl
    Such a good verse to carry with us into 2013!
    Your photos are just beautiful. The red bird against the snow is especially pretty.

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  18. It's cold, cloudy and gray, an inside day!

    It looks beautiful by you, your images are gorgeous! Thanks for the warm wishes, I am so happy we connected here!

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  19. Wishing you a wonderful and bright new year, Cheryl. The snowfall looks wonderful and something we miss living on he VA eastern shore. We have lots of cardinals now at our feeders too. Thanks for sharing on your blog and also for reading and commenting on ours; we appreciate and enjoy all visits...Beatrice & Grenville (Dorothy & Pat)

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  20. I love these images! The snow is so pretty and those little birdies. How cute! Happy New Year to you!

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  21. We even had snow here in Southern AZ yesterday...by morning it was melted, but the mountains have a nice white coating! A great start to a new year!
    Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

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  22. What beautiful photos! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  23. The best part of winter is all the birds! We have had steady rain but it hasn't slowed down our feathered friends at all. We even had to refill the feeders this afternoon to keep everyone happy. Can't wait for Great Backyard Bird Count in February! Stevie @ ruffledfeathersandspilledmilk.com

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  24. Cheryl - I love the red cardinal in the white snow - how pretty is that? A nice way to start the new year. Happy New Year.

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  25. God's blessings for you and yours this new year. I love that second shot- awesome!

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  26. Haven't been around in awhile but going to try and do better with keeping up with the bloggers I like to read. Your pictures, as always, are absolutely beautiful. So far we have had NO snow which suits me just fine, although we really need the moisture. Happy 2013, Bev.

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  27. You and me both out in the snow snapping pics of birds coming to our feeders - is it a sickness? LOVE your pics.

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  28. Gorgeous photo's! I need to get a feeder. I always try to photograph cardinals, but they are too fast for me. We had snow, but just a skiff. It's mostly melted. It's 14 degrees out this morning. Brrrrrrrr!!

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  29. Happy New Year! We got about half of the snow that came your way. And yes it's cold. Brr.

    I absolutely love your photos especially the cardinal. Wow.

    T

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  30. and I wish the same for you and yours, Cheryl... blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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  31. We did get snow. About 3 inches worth. I'm not much on winter and will be very happy when Spring is here. Nothing like wishing my life away!

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  32. You had a very pretty New Year day! The bird pictures are really beautiful. I especially like the Cardinal. We don't have them here but we do have beautiful blue Stellars Jays. I haven't seen many birds lately probably because there are several cats hanging around. I just today put a small feeder on my front deck hoping the birds will feel safer thare.

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  33. Beautiful photos. No snow for us here! Sorry not to have visited in awhile; such a busy time of year. Hopefully, I'm back on track now!Happy New Year!

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  34. Beautiful post, beautiful pictures, and a beautiful scripture.... thank you.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year too.
    May this year be filled with blessings, and much happiness for you all.

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