Sunshine Is Peeking Through The Clouds

@CarolDM (201911)
United States
January 24, 2023 11:47am CST
Today has started out a beautiful day. Lots of sunshine. A few clouds in the sky. A cool start at 29 F. But we will get into the 50s later. Tonight we have a wind advisory and strong storms forecasted. I just hope things are not too severe. The last few days have been nice and quiet as usual. The birds are enjoying the suet feeders. I now have three in the backyard, and the feeder on the deck. I noticed a new bird at the deck feeder a couple of days ago. I was able to identify it as a white crowned sparrow. I try to keep sparrows away as much as possible. They will kill the bluebirds in the spring. But this one seemed different from the house sparrows. And only the one showed up. We will see if he returns in the spring. Hope you are all having a good week so far. Enjoying the little things as always here. Seems to work better when I keep things going a day at a time. Snapped this photo from my deck at 9:00 am today. The sun was peeking through the scattered clouds.
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@moffittjc (109962)
• Gainesville, Florida
25 Jan
That’s a cool cloud pattern in the sky! We’re getting some severe storms rolling through this afternoon. It’s already super windy outside. Another cold front pushing through I guess. I don’t mind the rain, but I hate this wind!
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@moffittjc (109962)
• Gainesville, Florida
25 Jan
@Melanie_Marie Hi Melanie, long time no talk to! I thought you were gone for good from myLot, so glad to see you stop by. I actually thought about you on New Years Eve, and was a little bummed we didn’t get to do our hat competition. And sadly, I didn’t do a hat this year. I think we should definitely get back to our tradition this year! I’m always up for a good St Patrick’s Day party! Any excuse to drink and act like a fool! Lol. Are you planning any trips to Myrtle Beach this year? Not too much has been happening in my world, at least nothing out of the ordinary. How’s things been with you?
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• Macomb, Michigan
25 Jan
Hi Jeff :D Snowstorm here.. nothing too bad yet, but it's building.. Didn't make New Year's hat this year.. did you? There was no party this year, and niece & nephew stayed home so there was really no reason for the hat. But we are having a St. Patrick's Day party (even though we're not Irish) and I will be making a hat for that instead.. and yes it will be huge! You in? How have you been..
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
25 Jan
@moffittjc Thanks Jeff. I thought it was interesting to see the shadows as well on the deck. Storms overnight but only a few limbs down in the yard. Winds are very strong here even today. We might get a little snow tonight.
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• Rupert, Idaho
24 Jan
Very pretty photo. Getting into the 50's sounds amazing. We may get to the lower 30s.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
Thank you. We woke up to 29 earlier.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
@MommyOfEli2013 I am sure you are always colder in Idaho.
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• Rupert, Idaho
24 Jan
@CarolDM That's warmer than it is here now at 1:30. It was only 15 when I took Eli to school
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@Juliaacv (74911)
• Canada
24 Jan
Oh the glorious sunshine, it makes us feel so happy to see it. We had sunshine today also. It was still a very cold day, but it is January and I am in Canada, so it makes sense. Great picture. I had a good day at work today, not too busy, just a good pace.
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@Juliaacv (74911)
• Canada
24 Jan
@CarolDM We are expecting a week of typical January weather. I remember when our son was in grade 8, we had to go to the open house for the high school that he wanted to attend, which was my former high school, and due to a terrible winter storm, the open house was cancelled. When they were finally able to host it about a week later, they announced that it gets cancelled every year due to a snow storm. That was the 28th of the month. This weekend will be the twin's birthday, and they are calling for snow all day long on Sunday, I wonder if the roads will be good enough to head out there. I hope so, I arranged the outfits that I bought them each in tissue paper in boxes ready to wrap.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
@Juliaacv I hope they are wrong about the weather this year. I am sending good wishes your way for the roads to be clear. You have an important date... two dates!
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
My day was made when the sun made its appearance. Storms coming later, i hope the sun returns tomorrow. Thank you. Glad your day was a good one.
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@kobesbuddy (160443)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Jan
Grandma had barn swallows. The sparrows would come in the spring and destroy their young.
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@kobesbuddy (160443)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Jan
@CarolDM I wonder why swallows are so destructive and mean!
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
26 Jan
@kobesbuddy Sparrows are evil, and many others are over protective during the spring.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
25 Jan
They can be very evil birds during the spring with all the nests and babies around. The swallow babies were safe here a couple of years ago.
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@Hannihar (125871)
• Israel
25 Jan
@CarolDM I prefer the sunshine in winter and blue in the sky with a few clouds. Nice picture and I hope you have better weather and not severe weather and you and the cats are safe inside.
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@Hannihar (125871)
• Israel
26 Jan
@CarolDM I hate when these things make such a mess and we have to clean up what they did. Too bad we cannot say to them you clean up the mess you did? I have glad you did not have tornadoes but the severe weather must have been bad too.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
26 Jan
@Hannihar It happens. Not too bad and glad there were no tornadoes. Just cold today.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
25 Jan
Severe weather overnight but no tornadoes. Limbs are down in the yard but all safe. Thanks.
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@sharonelton (15466)
• Lichfield, England
25 Jan
I'm glad you are having some sunshine! Can you send some my way please?
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
25 Jan
All gone now. Storms overnight and clouds today. Sorry.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
30 Jan
@sharonelton It will eventually. Thanks.
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@sharonelton (15466)
• Lichfield, England
30 Jan
@CarolDM Oh, no! I hope the sun comes out again soon.
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@celticeagle (142499)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Jan
We need a feeder but can't put stuff out on the lawn.
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@celticeagle (142499)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Jan
@CarolDM .........I wish we had a deck. Ours is three cement steps.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
25 Jan
I have a feeder attached to my deck.
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@much2say (50536)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Jan
Ohhh. love the framing and textures of your photo ! Enjoy the lovely weather . . . it's sunny here and cloudless (for now) - I hope the wind and storms will be tamer than forecasted. The birds are waiting for spring to come too!
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@much2say (50536)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Jan
@CarolDM I love the convenience of phone cameras . . . but of course having a good eye makes for great photos . Hope the storms weren't too bad. We are having warmer days now, but they say it might rain by Monday!
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
26 Jan
@much2say And I do as well. I have my big camera on the tripod but the phone is so easy. Not too bad, a few limbs down.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
Thank you so much. I snapped this from inside with my iPhone earlier. Today is very nice. Tonight the storms hit. Maybe not too bad. Enjoy your day as well.
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@kaylachan (41650)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Jan
That's one of the ways I tend to view life. One day at a time. Finding little things.
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@kaylachan (41650)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Jan
@CarolDM Me too. Especially when I'm having a bad day.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
I have learned to do this over the years.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
@kaylachan Exactly. Enjoy the rest of your day.
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@just4him (272768)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Jan
Beautiful photo! I hope the storms won't be damaging. I'm glad you found out what kind of bird showed up at your feeder. One day at a time is the best way to take each day.
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@just4him (272768)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Jan
@CarolDM That's basically how I operate too.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
@just4him Good to hear.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
Well thank you very much. It was so nice to see from behind the patio doors this morning. A day at a time has worked for me for many years.
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@Ronrybs (17359)
• London, England
24 Jan
Since the end of last week, we have been having sunny days, but with no real warmth and at its coldest it got down to 17F. Pretty chilly for around here!
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@Ronrybs (17359)
• London, England
27 Jan
@CarolDM The sun has gone in, but it is still fairly mild. I've been enjoying it, while it lasts, and getting some walking done
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
27 Jan
@Ronrybs Glad you are still enjoying your walks.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
Good to see you. Sunshine here too but clouds are moving back in now. 29 here this morning.
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@RubyHawk (82465)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jan
The clouds make a beautiful design. We’re having bad weather coming in too. I hope we don’t get a tornado.
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@RubyHawk (82465)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jan
@CarolDM We had a nights rain but no tornadoes in our vicinity.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
25 Jan
We also have the storm coming through here tonight.
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• Macomb, Michigan
25 Jan
What a gorgeous shot. Love the shading too. Very nice Carol
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
29 Jan
Thanks.
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@Nevena83 (66166)
• Serbia
24 Jan
Wonderful photo. I hope you won't have a big storm.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
Thank you. I will hope for the best.
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@Nevena83 (66166)
• Serbia
24 Jan
@CarolDM I know tornadoes happen there too.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
24 Jan
@Nevena83 Yes they do and even in the winter. Hoping for the best.
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@GardenGerty (149153)
• United States
25 Jan
We also started at 29 but did not get very warm at all.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
25 Jan
A cold start and we have colder days later this week.
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• China
25 Jan
Terrific view !Where I live,I see a lot of house sparrows and turtledoves,sometimes magpie robin.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
25 Jan
Thanks, I love my deck view, even from inside. Glad oyu see many birds too. Enjoy your day.
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@cacay1 (79625)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Jan
That's so fantastic view of the clouds, very stunning.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
27 Jan
Thank you very much.
@Dena91 (17923)
• United States
25 Jan
We had a pretty day today as well. Rain moving back tomorrow. Like you, hoping it won't be severe. What another lovely photo. I am glad that you share them with us. I love looking at them.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
25 Jan
Thanks. Rain has arrived. Hoping it will not be too strong tonight with the wind. Have a good night.
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@aninditasen (12599)
• Raurkela, India
25 Jan
That's really a beautiful scene in the morning.
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
29 Jan
I have to agree and thank you so much.
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@LindaOHio (115151)
• United States
25 Jan
Love the picture. You have no s**w which is nice; and I imagine that it is 70 degrees outside. Well, I can dream, can't I? lololol
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@CarolDM (201911)
• United States
25 Jan
Thank you. We might get snow overnight but it will not be much.
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