Sunday, March 1, 2015

I'm Walking

It's a tight squeeze .Some paths end fast and  make one turn around to look for a new route. I came to a dead end after walking for one mile, and found many treasures on my way back. A trail turned out to be a walk into a area where deer slept out of harms way. During warmer weather one may  have found the trail up a tall embankment, but today it was hidden well and too slick to climb.


Tree Wolf
No, over this way!
Indigo seed pods
Snow flowers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Frozen Wonders

Too-wheet, too-wheet, to,to to-A male Cardinal calls his mate with a first springtime call. I heard my first today, and it makes me smile. I smile knowing Spring is not too far away. These icicles are seepage that flows through the limestone. These were once ocean reefs, and form all the nearby hills you enjoy seeing me hike through.

Huge ice flows along the river, bump and grind so softly going downstream.  Many have stopped their journey and line the riverbank. They will wait for the arrival of spring to melt them.

A parade of water lovers crowd into an even smaller area at the lake.
It was hard to get a good count on the swans, I swapped cars with a friend and didn't have any binoculars. I would say similar to the groups numbers the other day.

 Ice pushing up over the shore

This is looking toward the sun from underneath a sheet that pushed up in the air along the shore.
This was my favorite playing with light and textures.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Glaciated Barnyards

 I know a place that has black raspberry soft serve not to far away. It's funny how ice cream sounds better to me in the winter.

New prints next to  melted old prints.
You have to love it, it is going to be around for a while longer.

What made them leave
This prairie palace
A place of living well
For many years.
One can often hear the laughter
And even feel a few tears.
Wild turkey gather in a field eating corn.

This was a show barn for hogs built in 1912. I think it would be a remarkable  home.