|LOOKING WEST FROM OUR PARK ENTRANCE THIS MORNING|
Knowing a snow-laden storm was headed our way Friday we didn't even notice as it passed quietly through our area under a cloak of darkness. On awakening this morning we were welcomed by a beautiful Winter Wonderland outside our windows and I knew right away all the snowy sculptures before my eyes could only have been created by a whole host of whimsical little Snow Fairies.
|MORNING'S FRONT YARD|
|HEADING OUT OUR DRIVEWAY I TURNED RIGHT|
|TURNED RIGHT AT THE STOP SIGN OUT OF OUR PARK|
|HEADING OFF OUT INTO THE WINTERY COUNTRYSIDE|
|A FEW SECTIONS OF PORTERS HILL ROAD WERE BARE|
|BUT MOST OF THE ROAD LOOKED LIKE THIS|
The countryside was beautiful and even more so when an occasional burst of sunlight popped through the clouds and lit up the white landscape with snow hanging heavy on the tree limbs. Temperatures were rising so I knew the winter grandeur I was seeing would soon begin to melt and drip off all those snow-covered bare limbs and green tree boughs.
|NOTICED A PIECE OF MACHINERY BACK BY THE BUSH LINE|
|CAN YOU SEE THE LONESOME HORSE??|
Home again around 10:30 I quickly got onto the end of my snow shovel and began clearing my paths. Had only snowed a couple inches but now that temps had come up the snow was wet and very heavy. Each snow shovel full weighed about 3.6 tons and by the time I finished the paths and half the driveway, I could feel my muscles beginning to protest.
Kelly needed a few things at Bayfield's Foodland so all three of us piled into the Jeep and headed into town. First stop was to pick up some birdseed at the Porter's Hill Birdseed Company While in Foodland Kelly picked up a couple chicken wraps at the deli counter and while stopped at Michael's Pharmasave Pheebs and I got into the wraps:))
I have noticed over the past few months I have slowly been turning into a bit of a night owl. Wasn't that long ago I was falling asleep usually around 11 but lately I am finding myself wide awake well past midnight sometimes. Last night the clock was pushing 2 a.m. I think the last time I was ever up that late was probably in my drinking days over 40 years ago. No wonder I fell asleep in my sunroom recliner this afternoon for nearly 3 hours.
|I DIDN'T SEE THE HAWK IN THIS LONG 300mm TELEPHOTO SHOT UNTIL I EDITED THE PHOTO TONIGHT|
|THERE IS SOMEONE WALKING ON THE ROAD AHEAD|
|HEADING HOME AND THE ROADS ARE STILL NOT PLOWED|
|OUR SUNNY FRONT YARD THIS MORNING|
A kindergarten teacher asked: “What is the shape of the earth?" After a pause, a little girl spoke up: “According to my Daddy…terrible!”