Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday Stroll: On The Farm

My avian friends keep me company while I stand off in the background after feeding and watering stock. It is a daily task and I get to join if I show up early. I enjoy being around it, but the little bit of thaw made everything messy. The mud just will refreeze when temperatures drop again.

Downy Woodpeckers

Cardinal and Junco
This hawk is nesting and feeding others already. It is a regular visitor, it must be around eight o'clock.  It seems early to nest, but the weather changes. The newest pair of eagles are about a week late that I watch. 

Geese flying

While watching some trick skiing on the Olympics, and watching a number ski backwards, I had to try it out. This shot is my tracks before I fell down and was unsure if to get back up without checking for protruding bones. It amazes me how they even figure out a routine. My kids are all snowboarders so I have seen a few daring tries. When storms hit the Rockies they are running for that new snow. I am really agile on ice skates, but those routines are very hard to do. I spent a whole morning once mostly falling down trying to gather a few dance moves on the ice with a partner. I grew up playing lots of hockey and ice skating. It has been a nice time watching a few events, but can be rough on your body. Hey, would you mind giving a poor fellow a hand up?

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Shape Of Things

This is from a walk approaching an interstate highway. I fear my little friends couldn't dodge vehicles anymore. Only one is left where I left them hoping inquisitive minds would enjoy them.

With the Olympics going ,many people want to try out the events. If by chance, one doesn't have the proper equipment, they improvise. An age old custom in the Midwest is rolling down hills. Here with an added difficulty of lots of snow, ice, rock and trees, a participant tries a practice run. 
Not really but it sounded funny. 
When I see this I really want to kayak. Unfortunately the water is so cold, even getting a little wet would be very uncomfortable.  Even with wet suits it is hard to go out before the end of next month.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Open Water

Open water
Always attracts beauty
I like watching them
Because it soothes my soul.

The grey immature swans almost ghost out with their coloring in this shot.

This track of river is open for about two miles, and full of waterfowl seeking food.

Their bills like fish nets, Pelicans swim at the front of the pack.

With a huge gulp a fish is swallowed