one morning in february

 

this is our first winter as chicken owners. and it’s been a doozy.  we were told by several sources that our girls would lay fewer eggs in the winter–something that supposedly has more to do with lack of daylight than cold temperatures.  well, our pampered troopers, with their heat lamps and lights on timers, and, i will admit, occasional morning oatmeal with butter and organic heavy whipping cream, continued their daily laying right through the polar vortex. we were so proud. then, this morning, we found the above three eggs all in the same nesting box. looks like we might need to call a plumber.

three golden-buff chicken eggs (#glimmer)

from our chicken coop, saint paul, minnesota

p.s. my husband, steve,  has recently started a foodie instagram feed. in it you will find several of the egg dishes we have been perfecting since we got chickens.  you can check it out here if you are interested.

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suspended animation

this guy looks like one of those pompeiians that mount vesuvius trapped forever in mid-gesture.

lifeless daddy longlegs

found in the corner of my husband’s office, saint paul, minnesota

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hanging by a thread

a little fresh fruit in the middle of winter.

highbush cranberries

roadside on lexington avenue, saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    i think this is one of the reasons i love the colour red so very much. It looks so amazing with snow.

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mental health break

i decided tbat everyone, including myself, just needed a little beach imagery today in the midst of this unrelentingly aggressive north american winter. deep breath. smell the iodine and briny air. let it out. now put your boots on and don’t forget a scarf.

sand dollars (flattened, burrowing sea urchins belonging to the order clypeasteroida)

north captiva island, gulf coast, florida

 

 

  • tinajo says:

    Hi there, first time here – I like the calmness I find. :-)

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    • Welcome! I am glad you like it. Thank you!
      Mary Jo

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  • margie says:

    ain’t that the truth

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  • Traci says:

    This is one of my favorites. Such a calm image that brings up memories of the beach. Stay cozy in MN!

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too soon for bird feet

except for the the little bird’s foot catkins dangling at the ends of these branches, i thought they looked like roots just pulled from the ground.

winter birch tree branches with catkins

rice creek regional trail, saint paul, minnesota

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