|NICE TO SEE PEOPLE IN OUR PARK OUT WALKING EARLIER TODAY|
Snow came in the night leaving us once again with a winter wonderland upon awakening. A welcome change from dull, gray, and wet. Winter can sure be pretty when it wants to be.
|OUR WINTER VIEW THIS MORNING|
|HEY THERE'S A SNOWY LITTLE DOGGY AT THE DOOR|
|PHEEBS AND I ROLL OUT THE DRIVEWAY|
|SLIPPED THE JEEP INTO 4-WHEEL DRIVE AND AWAY WE WENT|
With snow-covered roads, I slipped the Jeep into 4-wheel drive and we were off to Goderich with the slippery roads being no problem at all.
Coffee to go at McDonalds and it was down to the harbor with us. A few big machines working but no sign of the boardwalk crew. With snow in the air and wind-driven waves breaking over the new boulder breakwater it was not the best outside working conditions and I don't blame the crew for not working today.
|HEADING DOWN TO GODERICH'S HARBOR|
|WORK CONTINUES ON THE BEACH RESTORATION|
|LAKE HURON WAS ANGRY TODAY|
|A FEW PHOTOS MOTORING THROUGH GODERICH|
Picked up a few things at Food Basics and we were soon on our way home again. Taking the Jeep out of 4 wheel drive I could sure notice the unstable difference so we soon had all 4 wheels back into gear churning in unison again.
Home by 10:30 Kelly whooped up some bacon and eggs. A nice touch on a snowy winter morning. Yesterday she brewed up some Dutch hot chocolate. Ahhh yes, its wintertime alright.
|IF YOU LOOK CAREFULLY COMING INTO OUR PARK YOU JUST MIGHT SEE SANTA:))|
Nothing like a dump of snow to attract lots of birds to the feeders. Woodpeckers, Cardinals, Juncos, Goldfinches, Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, and Chickadees were in abundance flitting about through the snow-laden trees to the birdfeeders and back. How nice to sit quietly watching all the feathered antics going on. A few furry Black Squirrels in the mix as well but of course they weren't flying.
|THESE ARE THE FOUR PEOPLE YOU SEE WALKING FAR DOWN THE ROAD IN MY POST'S FIRST PHOTO |
|I THINK THIS IS A RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER|
I'm hoping to get out for a walk after dark one of these nights soon and take a few photos of Christmas lights around our Park.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Two archeologists, exploring a remote mountain in Tibet came across a huge granite statue which resembled a sitting man. It stood almost 400 feet tall, and its bodily details were accurate down to the fingernails and teeth. "It looks real enough to talk," says one. "Let's try," says the other, and turning to the statue he asks it its name. No answer. "How old are you?" No answer. Finally. one shouts out, "What is the square root of 64?" Suddenly, the mountain shakes as the giant statue rises onto its feet and puts its hand on its chin. Then after about ten seconds, the statue answers in a roaring voice, "Eight." "Of course!" says the scientist, "... It only stands to reason."
|AND BY GOLLY THIS LOOKS LIKE ONE OF OUR VERY OWN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS|
Beautiful photos....I just sent your Chickadee photo to my daughter...ReplyDelete
A fresh coating of snow is always beautiful as long as it's not too deep and you don't have to shovel it.ReplyDelete
All great photos.
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
So very pretty Al, love the snow pictures and great shot of the birds.ReplyDelete
Glorious. A wet snow, draping things. Even every tiny branch. I don't live anymore where that happens, but I do remember it. And it is lovely. Also, snow is quiet. Or makes things quiet. Probably all different from your point of view of having it ahead of you for a while. But thank you.ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful, Al. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Can't pick a favorite photo tonight, as they are all wonderful So enjoy your photos each evening.ReplyDelete
We had ten inches of a winter wonderland the first part of November. It was gorgeous to see and then the shoveling began. So worth it to live in an area with the four seasons.
Having lived most of my life in the artic, I'd say you had some early AM Ice fog move through. It is the only thing that will coat everything white like that. I still enjoy the beauty of it and Anchorage looked that way about a month ago. I took some phone pics, yet never made a post due to being very lazy. Thanks for having the motivation to take awesome pictures and compose such a nice post.ReplyDelete
Great pics,, really enjoyed them, thank you,,,ReplyDelete
Great snow shots, Al. Only fog and snow can so dramatically change a landscape in so short a time. Snow always looks romantic but when you are up to your waist in it, the story is a little different. Still, I will forever love snow.ReplyDelete
Al I love your snow pictures!,They are so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing them with us.
I sure hope that we will have another month without any comparable winter wonder land.ReplyDelete
Sure does look like a winter wonderland down around your place!ReplyDelete
A true winter wonderland. I love each and every photo. We are not allowed bird feeders in out park but I have put up four. It has been a good ten days and still no birds. They are in a tree so that the birds feel secure. Any suggestions?ReplyDelete