Winter at Cottage Garden

March 4, 2014

Hello again everyone.   Thanks to those who have welcomed me back to blogging!     As I posted yesterday, I retired in October and am enjoying the time to myself immeasurably.   I am really looking forward to the end of the winter, and the beginning of gardening season.

By the way, I figured out why I couldn't post photos yesterday - the help section suggested I try a different web browser, like Google Chrome, and that did the trick.   

We have quite a bit of snow here in Garden Zone 4.   We are keeping our bird feeders full and have visitors to them all day long.    Chickadees along with both Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers are the main guests at the feeders, but also the occasional Blue Jay, and of course the resident Red Squirrel.  

this is the end of our driveway!

downy Woodpecker
Red Squirrel
(yes, there is a baffle, and yes, he knows how to defeat it)


  1. You will definitely enjoy retirement, and it will give you more time to outwit the squirrels.

  2. Now that is some deep snowed plowed up there. We ended up with zone 4 weather here and unfortunately I can already see some things gone that aren't zone 4 hardy. I'm hoping I'll have more left than I think.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  3. Hello Diane, thanks for your visit. Hope you manage to slip back into blogging again.You certainly have some snow. I use Google + and it is fine.

  4. Welcome back! My garden looks pretty much the same: snow covered. In fact we had more of the white stuff come down over night. It is beginning to feel like spring is never going to arrive!

  5. Diane! I just sent you an email letting you know that your comments ARE showing up on my blog, in fact, I replied to the first one so you apparently didn't get it? I feel like a beginner starting all over again. LOOK at all of your snow! Pictures are great. Love the one with the red squirrel. I have been productive since I quit blogging. Found that my great-grandfather was one of 10 children born in Canada, in Granby. He is the only one that came to the United States so I'm finding I have a ton of Canadian relatives. Is that not cool or what! Perhaps I will blog about it. Keep in touch!

  6. Hi Diane - Boy was I surprised when you popped up in my comments box - lovely to have you back in blogland after such a long time

  7. Lovely shots of the owl - they are certainly beautiful creatures - what a lot of snow you still have - here in the UK we are full of the joys of spring and colour is starting to creep back into the garden.

  8. Happy retirement. I've been retired 2.5 years now and love every minute of it. Great owl photos and I bet we will see lots more of your garden as the season progresses.


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