Letting Nature do her thing.

Winter is not my favorite season. However, 22FrostyMorning

I can truly appreciate the beautiful moments, when I open up to them.22 Field Opening

Winter will flow on and give way to spring.22_Kaskaskia_River

Now, is the time to rest and wait.

Letting nature do her thing. 23CardinalIcicle

Not letting winter ruffle our feathers.  Much.


Just observing the beauty outside the front porch.23Shadow1st

Laughing as the cardinal contemplates his shadow!23Shadow

Going for a drive and getting excited about spotting a herd of deer.23rdWhiteTailedDeer

Being thankful Illinois missed Winter Storm Jonas, the East Coast Blizzard.23CardinalFlying

I hope your week starts well!




About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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20 Responses to Letting Nature do her thing.

  1. Dianna says:

    Love the photos – as usual! The old wagon (with the country wreath), the female cardinal with the icicle, the ruffled feathers… and we’re thankful that the worst of Jonas missed us here in southeast VA too!

  2. Greg Dickinson says:

    This is just excellent

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Wendy says:

    Cardinals are my favorite bird. Love the one with his shadow.
    We had a crazy blue bird one year who would see his reflection in our bedroom window and attach himself. He was nuts!

  4. pattisj says:

    Lovely shots of fluffy cardinals. The wire wreath and bow caught my eye, and I like your header shot, too. Yes, there’s beauty out there, but I’m not one to venture out in the cold very far to find it! LOL

  5. Lynda says:

    Marla, your photos are all lovely this morning, but my favorite was the Cardinal contemplating his shadow! What fun!

    We didn’t get much snow here in N. AL, thankfully, I enjoy it maybe once or twice a winter and usually only a couple of inches. Although, we did once get a foot of snow and everyone here acted as if it were a blizzard. I suppose it has a lot to do with being equipped for these kinds of events… yes? 😉

  6. The first photo of the pair of Cardinals with the flag is gorgeous!

  7. Thank you! I caught them through my front window. They love the Indian corn that I keep around for their winter eating.

  8. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    Marla- I like the way you often match your text to the photos.

  9. Lovely winter pics! That Cardinal is so handsome ..

  10. forestmtnhike says:


  11. dayphoto says:

    January is the hardest month for me in the whole year. I struggle to get through each day…but, low and behold, we are nearing the in.


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