Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - The View Outside My Window

1. Snow - it's falling as I type, though it might not be by the time I post this

2. Squirrels - tails fluffed up against the cold

3. One stubborn leaf clinging to the neighbor's tree

4. A tiny, shabby motel - I often wonder what type of people stay there

5. Life size concrete animals - oddly, the neighbor has deer and cows lined up in a row

6. Grey skies - I don't really mind since we're getting the snow

7. Minivans and SUVs - doesn't anyone drive a sedan around here but me? At least I'm not looking at a parking lot, just a few vehicles

8. The road out of town - it's surprisingly quiet for the time of day

9. A mysterious evergreen tree - I've left the volunteer plant because the shape reminds me of something out of Dr. Seuss

10. No vultures - I really miss our summertime flock

11. The neighbor's shed, barn, and carport - really, how much stuff does one family need?

12. A dense line of bare winter trees - we live near a river that hides just out of sight of the vegetation

13. A cardinal - his plumage is a welcome splash of color

10 comments:

  1. Most of our snow has melted, leaving only flattened banks in the shadows. No Cardinals here, alas.

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  2. I love these sorts of posts - especially since I can almost visualize what you're describing - and I miss the snow already! Waaaah!

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  3. Love squirrels!

    *hugs*
    Paige

    My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com

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  4. As you know, I have more snow again. At least your windows don't look out on a parking lot. At least the trees block most of that view in summer, but right now? Tired of looking at it.

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  5. Nice, I love the mental picture your words painted.

    The almond orchard where I live is in full blooms, but the petals have started to fall and are blowing around in the breeze.

    Janice~

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  6. Vultures? As in big, scary scavengers of the bird variety? Wow. We don't see many here. Must be different where you live. I see crows quite often, and seagulls and geese, but nary one of those.

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  7. I can just see that cardinal, bright against the grey swky and snowy ground. Lovely!

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  8. You miss your vultures? Oh my. Congrats Darla. You won a print copy of In Your Eyes on my Thursday Thirteen post yesterday. Please send your mailing address to adellelaudanATyahooo.com
    I hope you enjoy my book :)

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  9. I'm watching the snow melt drip off my neighbor's roof right now.

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  10. Just rain and rain and rain here. Welcome to March in OR :) Lovely post, Darla. I enjoyed getting to picture what you're seeing.

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