Monday, January 16, 2017

A Cold January Day

Not sure what created these circles on the pond-Aliens?
Across the lake
On the river
A rare occurrence , the sun peeking

This is a road one has to drive through water to get to the other section of a state park. It is closed for the winter right now, a bit icy.

Not the best shoes to transverse across the ice on the lake, but I needed to see what everyone was catching in their ice houses.

I was surprised to see this guy, most of his friends stay in Panama over the winter.

Friday, January 13, 2017

January Begins

It's always nice to be on manicured ice. I am more used to pond ice, which has it's own personality, and carrying a hockey stick. I like to watch real good skaters swoop and weave through the crowd. It is almost like a puzzle each lap around the rink. I can't believe the month staying either warm or bitter cold. The other day even though I was working out hard, the tips of my fingers and toes gradually became numb from the cold. While outside one keeps moving every part of your body to keep the blood circulation going to maintain endurance in the cold. This last week pouring another mug of coffee I commented I might just fill my pockets also. I still wait for a good snow to cross country ski in. I am suppose to go on a snowshoe excursion the end of this month and am not sure we will even need them.I am headed to the gym and ready to swim and do a nice workout followed by a sauna, whirlpool and steam bath I call the spa treatment. LOL
Wild Turkey
Bald Eagle

Love snow
Free range rabbit
Male Downy Woodpecker

Black-capped Chickadee

Male Cardinal

Female Cardinal
White-throated Sparrow

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Prairie Love

This horse doesn't understand that it isn't self brushing

What a great day to explore

Crows in Flight
Spreading wisdom
Across the prairie.