After about two weeks of way above average temperatures in February, I was ready for an early spring--and even hopeful that we'd have no more winter weather. Last week changed that with overnight temperatures in the single digits. Although, I knew they were predicting some snow late last night into today, I was hoping to just have a two-hour delay. That is what I got, but, once I was dressed for work (and not quite ready to go), our school closed.
Being off from work, I decided to finally start sorting through the tons of photos that I've taken. Since I had been taking pictures, but never getting around to sorting them let alone posting them, I finally pretty much stopped taking pictures (except with my smartphone!). However, instead of sorting photos, I began taking them again. With the snow providing a beautiful backdrop, I began snapping picture after picture of the birds that come to the seed I put out for them.
After taking countless pictures, I switched the display from the traditional viewfinder to the digital display screen--that was when I was finally alerted to the fact that there was no memory card in the camera. I had left it in the computer when transferring my last batch! :(
I will never know if those shots that I thought were so awesome really were. So, I started again. I was even able to recapture one shot of a few mourning doves still perched in the same spot in the distant trees. The rest that I took still have the same mood as those lost forever.
Here are a few of the better ones: