Category Archives: City Living and Nature in Harmony

Waiting for Spring

When you find yourself closed in during the winter months Spring is foremost on your mind.  The flowers in bloom, the new life, people having the ability to walk or ride in shirt sleeves and shorts, and, we move the clocks forward.  (Spring ahead and Fall back.) “Daylight Savings Time,” begins in th U.S. March 12th.

All the outdoor jobs need to be started, ie; scraping and painting the deck, replacing or painting windows on the home or garage, replacing trim on the garage, raking the yard to allow the new grass room to grow, caulking here and there around the house and garage, and cleaning out the garden for new growth. (to mention a few.)

Everything feels different in the Spring, doesn’t it?  The birds are singing their Spring songs, the air smells fresh and clean, at first – then the locust trees blossom with a fragrance that some love and others hate. Then, in the Central U.S., the honeysuckle blossoms with another powerful fragrance.  (allergy sufferers beware!) Meanwhile, many floral species have already bloomed and we’re enjoying their beauty. Downpours happen regularly to help everything grow to its full potential, while we hope the rains don’t plug our gutters with falling tree buds.  (I finally got smart and bought a utlilty pump that sets down, halfway, in my deck, and pumps out the water through a garden hose so the eight inch deep area under the deck doesn’t overflow and allow  water to find its way into our kitchen.

So, get ready, be prepared, and enjoy it.  Don’t forget to have your allergy medicine close at hand.  Oh yes, one more thing, why does March always feel like it lasts forever?

Dan O. De Ment

 

A Snowy Morning

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About a week ago we received two or three inches of snow.  I grabbed my camera and was about to shoot the image when the car suddenly came into the shot.  Go figure?

©Dan O. De Ment

Cardinals and Sparrows gather at the Feeders

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This image was shot in February 2015.

©Dan O. De Ment

 

The Apprehensive Blue Jay

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This Blue Jay is posted on my sales site @ Dan De Ment Fine Art.  Perhaps showcasing our work on our blog’s once in a while will generate more interest – as a group – and line up a few more followers.  It’s worth a shot!  This post is not a sales pitch … it’s a suggestion to create more followers only!

©Dan O. De Ment

Artie the curious Squirrel

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I shot this image many years ago.  I found it in my archives this morning and, if recollection is correct, I posted it a long time ago.  I subseqently lost my hard drive to a virus and thought the image was lost forever.  I don’t know if any of you ever saw the original post or not…anyway, you’re seeing him now!  “Artie was a pieceawork.”  He came around for a couple years and was always looking for peanuts.

Dan O. De Ment