Varied Thrush by the River in the Snow

Our final snow level was a pile up of 32 inches. We were snowed in for 7 full days, and I’ve never been so glad to hear the grating sound of machinery as when the plow showed up to free us late yesterday afternoon. We now have an eight foot pile of snow across from our car and clear pavement to drive on!
One of the good points of the snowy weather was watching the birds in the backyard. Here are a few photos of the varied thrush. They were plentiful and stood out with a splash of color against the world of white.

(The little red cone is the tip of our garden gnome’s hat re-emerging as the snow began to melt.)

About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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9 Responses to Varied Thrush by the River in the Snow

  1. tommiaw says:

    Gorgeous photos as always! (smile) Agreed – who would have thought that machinery could be such beautiful music?

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  2. Sheila says:

    That’s a lot of snow!

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    I still can’t believe how much snow you had. I would be nuts, being cooped up so long. But the Varied thrushes helped, right? We thank them! (They’ve been active here too).

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