Wednesday, January 20, 2016
It is always just fun to walk the shore after all the rough weather we have had ~ just to see what kind of ice sculptures Mother Nature or Lake Superior has made. They can be some pretty awesome things some times.
Once we got down the shore the other direction, I took some photos of the old fish houses there. They had a bit of ice covering them also, besides the nice ice on the shore getting there. My new grippers on my hiking boots worked out nicely. I walked that slick, shiny ice the whole way down without any issues. I was still careful, since I don't appreciate taking a tumble and possibly ending up in Lake Superior. I prefer to pick and choose my own time and place to take a swim ~ thank you. I don't like breaking cameras either ~ because of nasty tumbles. So far, so good!
A couple of days ago, while putting out the morning treats after her early walk ~ which comes first ~ I got head butted by one of the year and a half old twins of Miz Spectacles. When I walk around with the 5 gallon bucket of corn, they are backing up in front of me all the way around. As soon as I stop to put a bit more out, the want first dibs ~ out of the bucket ~ not off the ground. One of the older bully does, Plain Jane, who hasn't had fawns in a while now ~ was being her usually crabby self and trying to kick eveyone's butt. One of the twins jumped back and sort of upward so fast we knocked foreheads together. I think I felt it more than she did! Since my face is usually only an inch or so from theirs, I can see that happening. However, it never has. I am always more concerned with watching their feet as they have some pretty fancy footwork when they are defending their stuff! So it goes........a new adventure or experience every day. When you have critters around, there is always something happening.
So.........it's still gray and still snowing........time to figure it out!
Thursday, January 14, 2016
On the other hand, we finally got just enough snow to go cross country skiing. So, I have been doing that each afternoon and Miss Betsy is trotting ~ sometimes running ~ along behind me. If it's a level area I generally tell her to go on ahead and run off some steam. She finally has gotten to understand if we are going downhill ~ she better run fast or get behind.......or, at least out of the way! :)
Out side of deer antics ~ not a lot going on these days to write about. There are a lot of rabbits around this year. Evidence of that is obvious each trip out in the woods. The small popple trees are all nibbled as far as the rabbits can easily reach. Nicely girdled! Natural thinning of the too thick young popple trees!!
Monday, January 4, 2016
This morning, when I got up it was clear but I could see sea smoke and fog rising from Lake Superior over the hill. It was 0 degrees so the sea smoke on the lake was to be expected. I just got out for my walk with Betsy ~ shortly after 7 a.m. when the clouds were already rolling in from the west. By the time I got home and was ready to feed the deer herd ~ of which everyone was there and waiting because it was COLD out!! ~ it was all clouded over.
By now, you know I like to get out and do photography. I love winter and ice photos as much as wildlife photography. But, the weather just doesn't inspire one lately. However, then I look at the weather channel on TV and decide our weather is ok. No nasty storms ~ yet!
Since he's so busy around here this Fall, I got to hope some of those fawns he makes will be bucks!