Only 64 days until Spring(file sent to me)
A friend sent this bird shot to me and asked if I had seen one of these in my travels. I told her I had, but it was drinking Dunkin Donut coffee.
It can be a rough life to stay warm.
Even with the cold, this guy is still happy.
My back door
The strong wind coming across the lake almost took your breath away. I found a pile of frozen dog barks from the day before just lying next to the shore. I even noticed a few of my thoughts in that same stack . Sometimes the hike gets cut short when the weather just doesn't want to cooperate. I saw some friends saddling up their horses and thought they might be a little nuts. Now I can't get that off my mind and want to get out myself. It will be a few months, I hate slipping and sliding with large animals. I passed Shimek State Forest the other day and was glad to see the outfitter still taking people on trail rides there. That family made all the riding trails going through this lovely forest. I laughed when I get into nearby Farmington I want to eat large quantities of ice cream and strawberries as I try to do each year for their Strawberry Festival. I will wait five more months.
One needs to look close sometimes to see all that roams the woods. There were over twelve deer in this group hiding among the trees. They moved a little deeper before getting accustomed to my presence, but were not going to let me get real close. Maybe with all my layers I looked equally amusing to them.
This group watched a hawk grab it's prey and fly off. A nice buck was also nearby holding their interests.