|WALKING ON THIS MORNINGS FROZEN SNOW|
|TRACKS TO THE WATER HOLE|
|OLD SNOWMOBILE TRACKS LEAD TO THE SKY|
|DIVIRGING SNOWMOBILE TRACKS RACE FOR THE HORIZON|
|MORNING SNOW SHADOWS|
|SO NICE TO BE OUT AND ABOUT IN THE COUNTRY SUNSHINE|
|COLD WEATHER DOESN'T DETER THESE HARDY BUILDERS|
|IT WAS THE COLOR RED THAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION|
Didn't get any walking exercise in but we did make a few roadside stops along the way. There wasn't a breath of wind in the silent landscape. Winter air is much quieter than summer air with no bees a buzzing or flies a flying. No chattering birds or sounds of farm machinery working. The crisp clean winter air is totally silent out here in these rural farmlands.
|BUNNY HOPPER TRACKS|
Home again about 10:30 there wasn't much I could do outside. Overnight's freezing temperatures had frozen everything and our snowbanks were like rocks. Thought I would try pulling some snow off the roof but of course it was all frozen. I did get the leaf blower going though and blew off a bunch of birdseed debris on our front porch. At least that was something. Cleaned some glass in the Jeep. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are shaping up to be good melting days with Sunday hitting 40F+ maybe.
|OVERHANGING SNOW ON OUR CARPORT ROOF|
|I'M SURE THIS WILL ALL COME TUMBLING DOWN IN FRIDAY'S WARMER TEMPS|
|ANIMAL TRACKS IN THE SNOW|
I'm in the final pages of finishing a book called Revelations: Alien Contact and Human Deception by author Jacques Vallee. Well, I must say this book has certainly knocked some of the recently accumulated Cosmic dust right out of me. Jacques Vallee is a well-respected, well-educated, and well-known Astronomer, Ufologist, Internet Pioneer, and Computer Scientist. A no-nonsense fellow, he readily rejects much of the UFO hype but he is not an over the top sceptic. On the contrary, he has had his own sighting. In his book Revelations, he states: "Mysteries that linger without a solution for such a long time are a powerful irritant for the mind; they tend to trigger wild speculation. When the very existence of the enigma is flatly denied by arrogant scientists who have not even taken the time to look at the data when the government destroys or covers up the fact that its own employees have actually witnessed some of the best-documented sightings, it is natural for speculation to turn into paranoia, and for research to become derailed by fantastic delusions. It is at this point that the very people who could help us in our investigations, namely the UFO researchers themselves, become caught up in their own need to believe in the most bizarre theories, for which not a shred of real proof exists." Vallee also feels the entire subject of UFOs is mystified by charlatans and science fiction. He advocates a stronger and more serious involvement of science in the UFO research and debate. He says, only this can reveal the true nature of the UFO phenomenon. Vallee served as the real-life model for Lacombe, the researcher portrayed by Francois Truffaut in Steven Speilberg's 'Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. I'm inclined to agree with Mr. Vallee when he also says, "It takes a very critical balance between open-minded acceptance of new facts and a refusal to be swayed by any authority or faith. And it takes training in that elusive discipline: being able to distinguish clearly between that which is real and that which we would like to be real." For me personally, I have to be particularly careful with those last few words of his when he states......that which is real and that which we would like to be real. And that is where I will leave it for now..........I think my next book will be 'Dick and Jane Take Spot For a Walk':))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A couple who'd been married for over 50 years was sitting on the sofa, when the wife said, "Dear, do you remember how you used to sit close to me?" He moved over and sat close to her. "Dear," she continued, "do you remember how you used to hold me tight?" He reached over and held her tight. "And," she went on, "do you remember how you used to hug me and kiss me and nibble on my ear?" With that, her husband got up and started to walk out of the room. "Where are you going?" she asked. "Well," answered the husband, "I have to go get my teeth now."