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A Few Fearrington Friends

Aaaaaand we’re snowed in again.

Well, sort of.

We could probably leave the house if we had a good reason to, but we don’t… so we’re happily staying indoors keeping warm with our kitty companions.

We haven’t lost power. My parents have, so I hope that their generator keeps them warm today! I’m jealous of their fireplace, that’s for sure.

On a whim, I drove to Fearrington yesterday to play with the zoom lens a bit more. Whew, I bet the village is just stunning today, covered in a thick blanket of fresh snow. My photos show only remnants of Tuesday morning’s snow.

Beltie

Baby Beltie

Baby Beltie

Whirligig by Vollis Simpson

Bird

Squirrel

Red-Shouldered Hawk

Goat

Goat

Song Sparrow

It was a cold, but sunny day at Fearrington. Residents were bustling around in their coats and scarves, stopping at the village post station to pick up letters and parcels, and hurrying to The Goat (the village deli and coffee shop) for hot beverages and a warm lunch.

I wish I could have captured a better photo of what I think is a Red-Shouldered Hawk — but he kept flying from tree to tree, trying hard to avoid the camera!

I love the second goat photo. In the background, you can see another goat strrreeetttccchhhing after a long nap!

The little Song Sparrow, on the other hand, was happily showing off and singing beautiful tunes for me to enjoy whilst snapping away.

I do hope that you haven’t lost electricity — and if you do, please bundle up! What a perfect evening for a bottle of good red wine and a game of Scrabble.

xo Cassie

2 Comments

  1. You really got some fab pics at Fearrington Cassie. I love how you caught the light, it’s a beautiful place to take photos of the animals, domestic and wild! The young Belted Galloways are adorable – they go all curly in the damp!
    I believe it’s a Red-tailed hawk with that coloring on the chest/belly – the Red-shouldered is smaller and chest/belly is a darker cinnamon color – you got a lovely shot with the bare branches.
    All my snow pics have been around the garden – I just can’t get myself out there on the ice! Yesterday was a good day to be home – will stay in today too because the streets around here are huge icy ruts with cars parked in bad spots just waiting to be crashed into! We were without power yesterday 6-11 AM – so thankful when it came back on as it was getting really chilly indoors!

    Glad we all made the dinner – loved that EVERYONE showed up as it made me think differently about certain people, and that life goes on, not always perfectly!!

    Catch up with you both soon hopefully – weather should only improve from now on!
    Love OX

    • Cassandra

      March 1, 2015 at 10:01 am

      I had a hard time identifying that hawk, as the tail has very prominent white stripes! I will get Richard’s copy of Birds of the Carolinas out today (yep, he has a copy just like you!) and see what I can find. Rainy day today… I’m coming up with my Sunday post with some hot coffee by my side! xx

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