To make pictures of chicks is not safe. While I tried to make some, Robin-mother attacked me. Then I have to do so through the window.
We have Robin nest right behind the window this year. It is fun to watch how they treat their eggs and chicks.
It would be nice to have such a blue sky over the entire World!
Morning was cold and bright. Temperature -20C did not scare photographers. There were some of them to meet the Sun at Niagara Falls.
On Saturday and Sunday we had beautiful and picturesque winter. On Monday morning however we found absolutely different environment. After overnight blizzard we woke up in the winter wonderland. It was nice to watch all this white silence through the window, but nothing we could do beside that.
Even birds did not come to take some seeds. The day came to the end with this beautiful sunset.
Hard frost and sunshine – a day of pleasure!
You are still drowsy at your leisure –
It’s time, my beauty, ope your eyes!
Let you get free of blissful dreaming,
To meet the North Aurora, deeming
The Star of North, let you arise!
Last eve the blizzard howled angry,
The ghostly sky struck all and sundry,
The vapid moon was scarcely seen
Among dark drear clouds drifting;
Your mood was cheerlessly shifting –
Look now – what a change has been!
Under a bright blue vault of heaven
Like a beautiful carpet, soft and even,
The snow glitters in sunlight;
Transparent woods are soly dark,
The firs through hoarfrost nicely sparkle
And under ice brooks’ torrents slide.
With amber light the entire room
Is being lit up. What a boon
Is a merry crackle of the stove’s flame.
How swell to ponder near a fire!
But listen, wouldn’t we desire
To ride in our open sleigh?
While sliding over morning snow
Be drawn into a run in tow
Of an impatient mare, trotting hard?
And visit fields that now are empty,
And woods – a recent horn of plenty,
The bank too dear to my heart.
A. Pushkin (translated by V. Chistjakov)
It is January 2022 already. The day is beautiful and looking wintery. There are a lot of Sun, Snow and Frost today. We do not have real winter nowadays, this is why any beautiful day is appreciated a lot.