The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Every Cloud has a Silver Lining . . .

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining . . .

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining . . .

It is getting harder for anyone but a child to find a silver lining in the relentless snow Connecticut has had this winter!  With daily shoveling, roof raking, and icicle removal, almost any homeowner will say enough is enough! 

But while out shoveling I noticed that my birdfeeders now have a mountain of white behind them (once known as a large shrub), so this gave me the opportunity to take some fun photos of my feathered friends. 

I thought I would share my silver lining . . .

Two Chickadees and a Titmouse

Junco coming in for a Landing!

Chickadee in Flight

I hope others are finding a silver lining as well!

 

 

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, MRP, SRES 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718

 

 

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Comment balloon 30 commentsChris Canfield • January 31 2011 08:53AM

Comments

I just took 5 minutes and watched the birds and squirrels.  That's for reminding me of the bright side of this winter weather!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 8 years ago

hi Chris - I enjoy watching birds too.  Sometimes it's hard to find the silver lining with all this snow and we are getting more tomorrow!!!!

Posted by Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate (Prudential CT Realty) almost 8 years ago

I love bird watching.....you guys sure have gotten pounced on this year with snow!    Since I returned home we have had very little snow...a bit of rain and lots of dreary inversion clouds but no snow!   

My husband on the other hand has came home to a lot of snow...and they are supposed to get hammered tomorrow night!    Uuggghhhh 

Stay warm!

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) almost 8 years ago

Hi Laura - Well, another "bright side" is when the sun comes out a bit and softens up the ice so we can chop away more of it.  Not the bright spot you were looking for though, right?  : )  Enjoy the birds--they take it in stride!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Hi Peggy - More snow tomorrow, and more winter mix on Wednesday.  I need to add a few bird feeders close to the house so I can just watch them and ignor the snow!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Hi Deborah - I never thought I would say it, but I could really get into dreary clouds as long as there was no snow (but please, not both!!).  Here's another invitation to all you bird lovers . . . why not join the Activerain Birds Group!?

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Chris, oh how I miss my birdfeeders, and so do my cats. :(  Thank you for the wonderful photos!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 8 years ago

I guess if I had cats, I wouldn't want to temp the birds into my yard.  : )  The birds are my pets now (until I get an English Bulldog again).

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Great photos of the birds, I love bird feeders and watching them. I am glad you found a silver lining with the incredible weather you have been having.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) almost 8 years ago

Chris, even the birds say enough is enough!   Glad you keep the bird feeders full!   Great photos.   We are finally getting some REALLY cold air here in Denver.   Tomorrow is to be below zero AS THE HIGH for the day!   We have little snow though!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 8 years ago

Hi Sharon - The birds remind me not to take like too seriously.  Do you follow their tweets?

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Hi Joan - I can only imagine how sick everyone is going to get with your extremes in weather!  A 50 degree range in one week?  But I guess I would still trade you our snow . . .

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Good shots. Enjoy the snow!

The colors of January in Kentlands. Life is good in Montgomery County, Maryland!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Roy - If I had a camera like yours I wouldn't need the white backdrop!  Someday . . .

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Chris--Yes indeedy!  That while backdrop makes the birds show up even better and look even prettier!  I have to tell you that I have cats and they do not bother the birds.  I am not sure at all why it is, but it is!

Posted by Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE) almost 8 years ago

Chris, I love your "silver lining" in this blog post...now THAT is something we don't see every day and the birds are quite thankful, I'm sure! Thanks for capturing this in a photo and sharing it with us! :)

Leilani

Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) almost 8 years ago

Hi Chris,

Great pics.  If those little guys can survive this harsh winter, so can we.  Spring will be here before we know it.  Although the snow is hard on business...  that is probably the main reason I look forward to milder temps.

Lisa

Posted by The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties (Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville) almost 8 years ago

Hi Pat - You probably feed your cats the proper amount, so they don't need to snack on the birds.  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Hi Leilani - I am sure you have very happy birds because they don't have the worries of all the snow our birds are experiencing!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Hi Lisa - I am not sure Spring will be here before we know it, but it will get here eventually.  I would have to say that this will be one of the most anticipated springs in Connecticut in many a year!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Chris, It is nice to watch the birds in the snow.  Nice photos!

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) almost 8 years ago

Hi Gloria - It sure beats watching the snow come down and down and down!  : )  Thanks!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Hi Chris, Great outlook on your part, it now has the  Featured Star in the Bird Group!

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Gloria!  We certainly love our birds!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Hi Chris, I  just joined the group and glad to see your post featured . Way to go! I was out at 5:30 this morning to get shots of a few of the birds visiting the neighborhood. Between 5:30 and 6:30 the  birds seem to be very active.

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) almost 8 years ago

Hi William - Glad you joined the group!  Hopefully more will now do the same.  Yes, the birds in my yard do some heavy-duty eating early in the morning, so I have to be sure the feeders are full before I go to bed. : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Chris,

I just joined the group too.  Great photos of the birds and just love the size of your feeder.  How often do you fill it up?  It sure looks like it gets a lot of action!

Posted by Linda D. Pufford, ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager (Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging) almost 8 years ago

Hi Linda - Welcome to the Birds Group!  That's my "small" feeder.  I fill both feeders once every day to day and a half.  My yard is the Grand Central for Birds lately.  I guess others in the area are not able to get to their feeders.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

February 21, 2011

Chris,

What a nice and thoughtful post about the silver lining. Despite the harsh winter, you found the silver lining and it was worth it!

I'm glad you've had a break in the winter and that spring is now on the way from when this post was written. You weathered the winter storms - now it's time to get excited about spring and summer.

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 8 years ago

Hi Patricia - Well, we had two more inches of snow last night to put a nice coat over the dirty snow drifts, so it looks better now.  Hopefully the groundhog is right and spring will be "early," but Connecticut is known to get storms into April on occasion--so I'm afraid we could have more in store.  : )  Here's hoping NOT!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

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