We're going to miss you!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
Thank you, Gary. I'll be back soon.
i can understand that. even here in Texas where it's mild climate, not a whole lot going on, bird or wildlife wise!
Thanks, Theresa. That means I don't have to envy you.
Hmm. It all looks cold and a bit bleak. Take care until springtime!
Actually once the sun is out it looks a lot brighter, but is still so cold!
roll on spring! Enjoyed these snowy photos a lot though.
Thanks, Carole. Winter and snow can get old very fast!
Wow Hilke that snow looks so deep..Take care..Big hugs from Andrew..
Thanks, Andrew. You are so thoughtful - makes me feel good.
I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one with tons of snow, but heye don't give up on blog until spring, we will miss you too much...
Thanks, Chris. I'll be back for sure. Not blogging for just a few days makes me feel I am missing something important in my life.
Gorgeous minimalist pics here. Looking forward to seeing you in the spring.
Thanks, Barbara :-) Can't wait till spring is here.
Hi Hilke, enjoy your time off. I love your photos, the last one is my favorite. Just beautiful.
Thank you, Eileen. I love taking landscape photos, particularly since I don't have to lug my big camera and lens around with me.
Beautiful photos! They seem like a dream!
Thank you, Nicole. These past couple of days we have had a foretaste of mud season - the country no longer looks like a dream.
You might not have much bird activity, but those snow shots are beautiful!
Thank you, Brian. I love the challenge of shooting snow with those subtle color gradations.
Judging by the corn stalks, there certainly is a dearth of birds.Hope you get caught up with all you need to do quickly and surpise us with more wonderful birds.
Thank you, Arija. One of the things I have to catch up with is putting all my financial records in order for my annual taxes - hate it!
Hilke, I quite understand the difficulty of banging out post after post when there's a lack of subject matter. I hope you don't mean you won't be following your favorite blogs though, I would miss you very much indeed.These are lovely pictures and though bleak, we know spring and so the migration is coming.Take care, Dave
Thank you, Dave. I already miss not having to work on a blog post; I find blogging concentrates my mind. I am certainly going to follow my favorite blogs - I can't go cold turkey!
Beautiful scenery, and beautiful photos!
Thank you, Joo :-)
These are lovely winter shots! Enjoy your break - but we'll miss your posts.
Thank you, Pat. I'll be back before you know it.
Cool shots of the corn stalks Hilke. I will miss your comments and your expertise until Spring. I hope it isn't too long ;-)
Thank you, Larry. Your comment means a lot to me.
Hi there - really like the last picture. Hope you find some more things for the blog between now and spring!Cheers - Stewart M - Australia
Thank you, Stewart. I am keeping my eyes open.
Love that last photo!
Thank you, Jen. Cornstalks in snow are much more eloquent than in bare earth.
Just to say thanks for all your posts and the help you've been to many of us amateurs. Enjoy your "hibernation" -- look forward to Spring!
Thank you, Sallie. Your comment comes as a surprise. I feel honored.
nice shots. I like the way you captured the corn stalks. Especially shot no 2. It resembles a little some ancient writing. Well, just my mind associating. :)
Thank you, NatureFootstep. Love it! You've got a fertile mind.
Hilke? All I can say is, BRRRRR! You've got way more snow than we do, since at the moment...we have none! You sure do make it look pretty though! Enjoy your blogging hiatus!
Thank you, Kathie. I am already itching to get going again.
Really. Yes, I am looking forward to the Spring migration too :)I have found that, for me, Winter is the best time to spot some of our song birds. The trees are bare, so they can be easily seen, and they are hungry:)Have a nice break....see you in Spring.
Thanks, Tammy. You must be living in a different climate. The only birds we see here are pigeons, crows, and blue jays. All others have fled south.
I love these snowy and foggy images! Hope something exciting comes along for you! We're lucky a Long-eared Owl has decided to winter near our area...pretty rare for us!
Thanks, Kelly. You are so lucky! Such startling images of your long-eared owl!
These are beautiful....spring isn't too far away...
Thank you, Michelle. You are right. Looking outside this morning with the sun out and the snow melting, spring is just a couple of months away.
That bottom photo is fantastic!
Thank you, Andy. Your comment makes me feel good.
Hilke, I am being a terrible person, I will miss you until the spring, but until then, have a wonderful time. Your pictures are beautiful, ta ta.
Thank you, Bob. You are so kind! I can't wait to get going again with my blog.
I love these images.
Love these, so simple and serene!