Sunday, February 9, 2014
February 9, 2014 It's been a long winter........
I hadn't been to this spot since early winter for a sunset shot. Therefore, I wasn't even sure exactly where the sun was going to set. There were enough clouds to make some color....but, as it turned out, too many. It didn't happen. Of course, if you stay home.........it will color up beautifully. So it goes. I hadn't been to this spot for over a week; so, I was unaware of all the really nice ice forms that had built up since the last time there. I was pleasantly surprised. If there appears to be any hope of a pretty sunset tonight, I will be back. I would sure like to catch that sunset in the split of this neat piece of ice. I also found a few really neat ice caves. One was so long......I'm not sure I could see anything but sky once I got in there. :)
Anyway, it has been a long cold winter already. We started in with the below zero temperatures pretty darned early this year. And....they haven't quit. It was 1999 the last time I saw -30 below 0 or more. We have had -32 this winter. At least, that was the coldest I saw it. We have had far more -20 below or more than necessary too. I can handle a lot of cold. But........we have also had a lot of cold wind this winter. That freezes you up pretty darned fast. I have heard more people complaining about the wind than I have the cold.
Hopefully, we will get on to spring in a timely manner this year and the deer.....and everything else, will go about its business in a reasonable fashion. That means, also, no rain ........any time soon. If we got rain with all this snow.........it wouldn't be good. That is the one thing we can be thankful for. We haven't had what has gotten to be the usual....a rain storm in December and January, to make icy messes out of everything.
Well.....here's to a bit of warmup soon! Not over 25 degrees tho. :)