February finally brought the freeze to my Willamette Valley home in Oregon. Most of us would rather travel to enjoy the snow on Mt. Hood with skis or snowboards rather than pick up the pieces of broken trees and power lines in our neighborhoods. Still, it is pretty amazing experience to hear the silence and see our backyards in a completely different way.

Birds steal the show for me when the snow falls. They bring the color, they puff up to twice their size, and dazzle me with their music and resilience to the cold. These are not fair weather feathered friends.

You can find this Thrush and more of my Winter in Birdland images available in print on Etsy. Prints are 10% off for a limited time.

Writer. Photographer. Future Master Gardener. Artsy miid-life mama planting seeds for the second half.

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