Snowing lightly under a heavy grey cloud cover as Pheebs and I rolled out the driveway heading for Bayfield. Today is the second big arch lift for the new bridge on highway 21 spanning the Bayfield River. Not to worry, I'm not going to inundate y'all with another whole bunch of bridge construction photos because it was basically the same procedure as the first arch. Not much going on at the site yet so we rolled north up highway 21 and turned right onto a country road about three side-roads up. At this point, it began snowing very heavily so we took our time and snapped a number of photos along the way. With all its downsides, winter can sure be pretty when it wants to be.
|HEADING NORTH ALONG HIGHWAY 21|
|HEADING EAST ALONG TOWER LINE ROAD|
|IT WAS ABOUT HERE WHERE IT BEGAN SNOWING HEAVIER|
|CROSSING PORTERS HILL LINE|
|SPOTTED THESE HORSES IN A SNOWY BARNYARD|
|SAW THIS YOUNGER HORSE STANDING BY A BUNCH OF STRAW BALES|
|HEY WAIT A MINUTE....ONE OF THOSE STRAW BALES JUST MOVED|
|HOLY SHIFTY SHAPES OF WOOLY WIZIGANS BATMAN......'SHEEP'|
|HAVING A BIG ROLL IN THE SNOW|
|WAIT A MINUTE...I THINK THIS HAPPY HORSE IS MAKING SNOW ANGELS|
|GETTING BACK UP ON ITS FEET|
|A SNOWY COUNTRYSIDE|
|A LONELY SUNFLOWER|
|BY TEN THIS MORNING THEY HAD THE ARCH LIFTED UP IN THE PARKING LOT ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE BAILEY BRIDGE|
|BY 1 P.M. THEY HAD THE ARCH SWUNG OVER THE BRIDGE AND INSTALLED IN PLACE....YOU CAN NOW SEE WHERE THE NEW BRIDGE WILL BE|
|THOSE WHITE STEEL BEAMS AND GIRDERS IN THE LEFT FOREGROUND WILL SOON BE LIFTED AND BOLTED INTO PLACE BETWEEN THE ARCHES| BACK IN OUR PARK
Surprisingly, the Sun dropped in by late morning and thankfully stayed for the rest of the day. Invigorated by that I was soon outside and up-top of my tall ladder with a long rubber brush in hand pulling snow down off Scooter's roof. It is about a foot and a half deep up there. I will try to get a bit more off Friday, careful of course not to end up with a TV antenna and a couple of vent covers on the ground. I have been known to do things like that:((
'OH-OH' THE BIG TREE GOBBLING MONSTER IS ON THE LOOSE AGAIN AND IS BACK AMONG THE HOUSES
|WITH THE WARMTH OF THE SUN UPON ME I DIDN'T EVEN NEED TO HAVE MY BIG WINTER COAT ON|
|THE AMOUNT OF SNOW UP HERE ON THE RIG IS A BIT SCARY|
|ONCE I WAS ABLE TO CLEAR A SMALL AREA OF GLASS THE SUN'S RAYS WERE ABLE TO START THE MELTING PROCESS|
- What do you see when the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A...
- Why did the tomato turn red?
It saw the salad dressing!
A small boy was lost, so he went up to a policeman and said, "I've lost my dad!"
The policeman said, "What's he like?"
The little boy replied, "Chips and beer."