Saturday, February 16, 2013

"Nothing Burns like the cold"

The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination. ~Terri Guillemets
 Only a couple of the pictures, in this blog were taken on the trail.  Not much walking this winter.  It has been so cold and------- “Nothing burns like the cold.” 
I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.  ~Andrew Wyeth
The Red Squirrel.  I'm afraid I'm beginning to like this rodent.  Yup. They have a great personalilty.

I love the white around it's eyes.  They chatter a lot, but sometimes very annoying and loud. But to watch them is to laugh
We've had a lot of snow this year.  Many beautiful days.  On these days the quiet is loud, I'm alone with the trees, birds, squirrels, and the world becomes private and still for a moment.
This deer wanted the sunflower seed so bad that she took a chance I would be friendly. 
The fox hole has some activity.
The blue jay.  A very bright blue, smart, aggressive, loud bird
Female Pine Grosbeak
They belong to the Finch family.  So beautiful
I haven't seen the eagles sitting by their nest this winter. The river is  frozen so they have to go elsewhere.  I haven't witnessed  many muskrats feeding either. 
OK, I lied!!!!  I walked the trail today, Saturday 2/11th, and the river is open and the eagle was there.

Well, this is it.  I haven't taken many pictures this winter.  The trail hasn't been very user friendly.  Between the roller coaster  route and the winter bite my visits have been few.

I lied again, the trail has been groomed.  No roller coaster walk.  A lot of snowmobiles on the trail today.  And I'm sorry to report that some snowmobilers have been destructive to the wetlands.  They aren't staying on the trail they have been given, they are going off into the wetlands.  THEY HAVE THEIR OWN TRAIL SO STAY ON IT!!!

 Snow art 
The moon was out today.  It sure has been brightly shinning in the night sky lately