Friday, January 5, 2018

It Was So Peaceful




It is hard to imagine how fast the land changed from a gentle landscape to a cold and treacherous snow and  ice covered prairie. That Artic blast gave quite a few of you a jolt having cold when you rarely do. There have been a few evenings I just go to bed and read, curled up in the covers.

See how the limestone starts a thick layer under the hillside. it is hard to imagine the ocean that existed here and formed it.
Always a slippery road to cross. It takes you across into another small section of this pretty state park where there is another entrance, a nice lodge and picnic grounds.


 I liked how the splatter from a chute created these shapes that continue to grow. You can see the water spraying forming ice into a variety of shapes. It reminded me of coral.
You can see the stealth as one foot followed the next, dragging slowly through the snow, predator seeking prey.
Firepit Wreath
I look around to see if I spot the predator I am tracking.
Now I identify the predator as a fox.
It must have missed the previous prey, and continued through the forest. I am the first human footprints in the area. There is a pleasure being the early visitor on a new snowfall.

The prairie falls asleep under its frozen blanket. This is a time of rest and tranquility.

Here a herd of Firepit Wreaths gather for the evening. They were pretty quiet, but can become very loud and rambunctious.





A song filtered through the frigid breeze, a song of life, sharing health and happiness to all I have met and love. It travels all across the prairie, whispering in everyone's ear tales of happiness. There is a great year ahead of us, and lots to share. Enjoy it with me, out on the prairie.

8 comments:

  1. I love that you enjoy getting out, no matter what the weather...and that you share your walks and adventures with us. I think my favorite in this set of beauties is that barn in the late-day sun.

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  2. Beautiful pictures of winter. I love wintertime, especially when it looks like this, but I haven't liked this deep cold very much.

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  3. I like being able to tour the frozen prairie right here from my computer chair. No need for boots or heavy layers.

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  4. it does look frigid. I'm glad you enjoy it. I would be miserable.

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  5. Rather poetic and spiritual description of winter setting it's grip on the land.

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  6. I wonder why animal tracks through the new snow don't seem to spoil the beauty of it but human prints make it seem impure.

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  7. Thanks for sharing..these photos are beautiful.
    We are getting a cool burst..some rain and lower temps, but never ever anything like what you have there!
    stay warm:)

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