Saturday Snapshot February 1: Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine

Blowin’ through the jasmine in my mind…

I caught myself singing it. Is it just me, succumbing to these Walter Mitty moments more and more this winter? Humour me, let’s take a minute to just zone out of this persistent cold. I’m sure the warm breeze will revitalize you.

Here are some photos I took last summer. Now, imagine seeing…

A Pelican scratching its itch:A Pelican scratch an itch?

A deer playing peekaboo with you:


Mushrooms growing out of a tree:

Mushrooms growing out of a tree

A Chickadee take flight:

Chickadee in flight

A white spider on a yellow flower:

white spider on flower

Black butterflies on white flowers:

Black on white

An angler fishing at dusk:

Angler at dusk

It’s February already, can spring be far behind?


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If she’s not birding by the Pond, Arti’s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Creator of Ripple Effects, bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

38 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot February 1: Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine”

  1. I couldn’t pick a favorite — they’re wonderful. (Although, I’m admitting a fondness for that sweet doe!). We’re expecting another six inches today — seeing these pictures remind me that spring WILL come. Not soon enough, but it will.


    1. Jeanie,

      Actually we’re doing not that bad this year, better than some of your states. Just one more day to Downton, that’s consolation. 😉


  2. We’re separated by 65 degrees this morning! I shivered on your behalf when I saw that. These are our “swing” months, though. Another strong cold front is due, and then another, and then a third – all in one week! So your photos are welcome for me, too. We get occasional warm temperatures, but it’s not really spring. Not yet.

    I love the pelican, and the chickadee. Every time you capture birds in flight and their feathers, I’m just amazed. I must say, I always look forward to your Saturday snapshots!


    1. Linda,

      65 degrees! I know, we live in different worlds. But you know what, it’s not as bad as you’d imagine. I usually stay indoor… yeah, that’s the rub. Cabin fever. 😉


    1. Michelle,

      Thanks! It’s not that hard to capture them flying. I just point and shoot while they’re in mid air. When I come back home then I’ll see what I’ve got once I’ve uploaded them. Just luck and timing I guess.


  3. Some great pictures, the chickadee one is especially nice. Bring on spring! And I heard that song the other day and had it in my head the rest of the day! It was good to hear it again. 🙂


    1. Greg,

      Welcome to the pond. Yes, that’s my fave photo too… just point and shoot, nothing to it. I didn’t even know what I’d captured until after I came home and uploaded on the computer. And yes, Summer Breezes is cool. 😉


  4. I hope you’re right about spring being close. I looked at that first photo and thought how cold the pelicans must be. But then I adjusted my thinking to warm weather.


  5. I am a cold-weather person (cold for Los Angeles, that is) but I can’t help but glory in spring’s rebirth and the high song of the birds, the hatchlings, the hidden nests!

    I am very partial to the first photograph; I love seabirds, and nothing equals witnessing a pelican in flight. They’re pretty unique when they’re earthbound, too!


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