Tuesday, December 8, 2009

First Snow

It was the first snow of the season on Saturday.  Here are some scenes from our own backyard:



The pigeons, Chicken & Dumpling, finally blend into their surroundings . . . their snowy white usually beams like a beacon.




Look at my sweet, little Dumpling . . . he thinks he's fancy -- and he is!  Sometimes he looks just like a big snowflake with a beak.




And here is my little Chicken.  She's not a chicken, she's a pigeon, but we named her that because we thought she looked like a chicken . . . that is, until we got real chickens.  Anyway, I love her and she feeds my soul . . . when I look at her, I hear a soft music box play in my head.  She looks just like something out of a nursery rhyme.




My son tried to get a chicken to come out and play . . . it was her first look at snow; her answer was a resounding, "No!"




Delusions of Reindeur!
Such fun he is in the snow.





Even St. Fiacre, patron saint of gardeners, had to just pause and behold, for it was such a beautiful day.


And finally Winter, 
with its bitin', whinin' wind, 
and all the land will be mantled with snow.  
~Roy Bean




 

11 comments:

MiniMadWoman said...

Renee', your pigeons are gorgeous! How do you keep them so white?

You just gotta love that snow . . . what else is to be done? LOL!

Hope you have a good day today!

Hugs,
Teresa

PS Did your goodie arrive yet?

Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

Renee, Just came across your blog. I have never seen such Beautiful Pigeons! Didn't know they even existed. Are they a rare bird? They certainly appear so. Stay warm. Maureen

LemonyRenee' said...

I'm glad you gals like my little sweetiepies!

Teresa -- I don't do much . . . I, or course, keep their aviary as clean as possible and provide regular bathing opportunities. And they love a good shower!

Hi Maureen! So nice to meet you. I don't believe they are very rare. I rescued them from a local wildlife shelter. These are the kinds of "doves" they release at weddings, etc. Unfortunately, most white pigeons have had most of the homing instinct bred right out of them, so they lose their way often. So they came to me, and I keep them and treat them like the treasures they are.

sissie said...

Chicken and Dumplin look more like doves than pigeons. They are so pretty. All your snow scenes are lovely. I'm jealous.

The Feathered Nest said...

Your pigeons are so beautiful!!!! And with the snow falling on your blog over your snowy photos, your blog is a winter wonderland!!! xxoo, Dawn

Chickens in the Basement said...

Isn't it amazing how crazy you can be about a silly old bird. My six chickens make me so happy! And my birdfeeders can keep me transfixed at the kitchen window for hours! The doves are beautiful!
Anna

Weza said...

They really are so beautiful. How fun to have snow in your back yard. Not something that will ever happen here in Brisbane. We are cooking here.

Di in Indiana said...

Beautiful!!

GWENDOLYN said...

Your birds are so beautiful. all fluffy and pure white. I hope they stay warm in that white fluffy stuff. Blessings today.
Gwen

Marydon Ford said...

That first snow fall is so beautiful & inviting. Your birds are very pretty.

Merry Christmas, TTFN ~ Marydon
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Frippery said...

Just like a fairy tail! Beautiful. I love the names too.

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