Friday, November 18, 2011

"Tuesday, November 15, 2011"

When I went out last Tuesday morning to open the chicken coop, I was struck by how beautiful the day was beginning.

The hens are once again laying after their molt, and when I opened the little nest door to check for eggs, I found this one looking back at me. I didn't want to disturb her, so I quickly shut the door again. Inspiration hit me! Get the camera and take a photo for a blog post! So back into the house for the camera!

With camera in hand, and the photo taken of the hen in the nest, the other 2 hens got their photo taken, as well, while they busily hunted through the leaves to get at the scratch feed I threw out for them. I think the brown hen was anticipating more treats to head their way.

And why not snap a few photos of the beautiful morning while I was at it? :)

The rising sun created such stark contrasts between where it shone and the areas left in shade.

I thought I 'd go for the full range and get the rising sun from the front deck as well. As you can see by the frost on the neighbors roofs, it was a "brisk" morning as well.

We've been very fortunate in the number of bright and sunny days we've been experiencing. Quite fortunate, in fact, for this time of year. We'll happily take them! ;)


Nan said...

I sure do miss my chickens! Thanks for the photos. Love the early morning photos too.

Barb said...

I remember that morning! I was struck by the early morning light on just the tops of the trees.

Our chickens didn't molt. Is that really weird? I'm concerned that if they molt now, we'll have frozen chicken.

dc said...

Nan stole the words right out of my mouth!! We had red hens too a few years ago. You are lucky to be able to have your hens in the city. Guess just no roosters huh? Wouldn't want to wake up the neighbors.