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Grey Winter Day

Grey or Gray is the one word that I use both spelling and today is definitely a gray day. I often see birds perched on the electric wire on a cloudy day, but this one perched on my neighbor’s Bradford Pear tree.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/640sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, white balance cloudy, evaluative metering

I think this is a Finch bird.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/640sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, white balance cloudy, evaluative metering, closeup cropped

I didn’t get a chance to post my Saturday Random Photos. My fish pond froze over the weekend and the fish seem to be doing okay.  My sister and dad lost several more fish since I last posted about the 3 that died due to the cold weather.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/30sec, ISO 100, focal length 70mm, white balance auto, spot metering

The ice was not that thick, Bo broke it with a broom stick.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/30sec, ISO 100, focal length 94mm, white balance auto, spot metering

My dad only lives 15 minute drive from me, and his area is colder at night.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/50sec, ISO 100, focal length 78mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

The crab apples that I didn’t get to pick, looks kind of depressing. I can’t wait for Spring to get here.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/640sec, ISO 100, focal length 126mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

The  last few days I’ve been working on fixing my vimeo videos posted on this blog.  I’m not sure what had happened but the setting was all off and part of the video was not showing.  I thought that I would have to change the theme at first, and after looking around I couldn’t find one that I like better than this one.  I looked into the problem and saw that I could modify the posting height and width of the video to w=500&h=400, perfect fit for this theme.  This is my favorite spring video, can’t wait to see the tulips again.

16 thoughts on “Grey Winter Day”

  1. Imagine my surprise at 12:19am (still technically night) when I noticed that your home page has been updated!

    Where is the Biltmore Estate? It looks absolutely beautiful!

    Your pictures are gorgeous, as always. 🙂

    1. Hi Yidan, thanks. I blog at night mostly. Biltmore Estate is in Ashville, NC and not too far from where I live. They have beautiful flowers all year round.

  2. Sorry to hear about the fishes. Maybe your dad needs to put a roof over the pond or bring them to warmer water.

    Nice collection of photos as always. I find the crab apples photo very happy as all fruits make me happy. It’s reminds me of dried hawthorn berries.

    1. Hi Cambree, I’m not sure if they have too many for a small pond. Fishpond port might not be a bad idea for the winter months. I think it’s also colder this year than the previous years. There’s not a lot going on in my dad’s backyard this time of the year, spring should be here before we know it.

  3. Those are great shots of the bird and the crab apples!

    Wow, it’s been really cold for you there. Any chance of the weather warming up soon?

    We’ve been in a deep freeze here in Korea. This has been the coldest weather I’ve experienced in Korea the past 20 years.

  4. You made the most of the gray day! I enjoyed the Guided Tour Around The Yard. I wonder if there’s a way to make a sort of “fish shelter” in the pond. (Of course, if North Carolina is going to have winters this cold, you might as well import fierce muskies from Michigan and leave it at that!)

    1. Hi Gerry, they normally can survive the cold weather but I think it might be that my dad visits them too often and this confuses them. They move a lot more when he is around and they should be very still since we don’t feed them during the cold winter months.

  5. Looks like the winter is little longer for you guys this year. It is been so foggy around where I live, talking about feeling depress. I can’t to see some sun, hopefully this weekend.

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