Happy New Year to all from Out On The Prairie
Friday, December 27, 2013
Wild Turkey track
Dogs on a run down the road.
Bald Eagles don't change color with the white head until they are 3-4 years
It is real hard to see the Belted kingfisher watching this tiny thaw in a streams ice. This as many of you know is very allusive and hard to get a shot on.
And finally after many tries I got a few close-ups.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
A bit demanding don't you think?
Nice to finally have some sun and blue sky.
Huge flocks of geese line the banks along the river. It is not uncommon to have them fly over for 15 minutes headed for a good field to sleep. It has been real cold to get out for very long, but has warmed to make it nice to wear off a huge meal I made for a few friends for the holiday. The holiday spirit still lingers as the days warm for a bit. Need to get over and clear some snow for a 88 year old friend, but was hoping the above freezing temperature might shrink it a bit. He was over yesterday and had forgotten to ask when the last snow left a heavy blanket. It is just for looks, he no longer lives at the home having moved into an apartment. I made faces at his grandson, but didn't get much response right off the bat. I am sure my stare will work eventually.
Need some thaw to make perfect ice on my skate rink. Last year it was like glass and we had some good times on it.
Full of prime rib scraps these two never stop until we get home.
Did someone say cookie?
Sunday, December 22, 2013
It snowed all night long. I kept watching it coat a spruce in the yard each time I got up. I went out at first light to be those first tracks in a major snow. I also wanted to get the plowing done early.
A pocket Rosary
This could be the end for many of his nine lives.