Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cooper's Hawk

I've seen this fella around the farm lately.
Most recently while eating his just caught meal on my driveway
as I sat in my car waiting for him to finish.

Today I noticed him sitting on the frozen creek just as pretty as you please.

He's quite fearless.
He posed very nicely as I snapped his picture.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Barn Help

"Hey, what is that?"

 "Let's go check it out!"

 "OK, you go first."

"Ohmygosh!  I think it moved!"

"I'll be over here.  You go!" 

"Hmmm.  Looks harmless." 

"Hey, its the new pooper scooper."

"Gimme that! You stole it from our tack room!" 

"I love you man!"

Lesson from a dog:

    Everyone is responsible for their own joy!
                    I feel good because I'm alive!  Life is a gift,  revel in it.
                                                          Tony Robbins

Friday, January 28, 2011

Snow Studies

Nature will bear the closest inspection.  She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.  ~Henry David Thoreau


Stars in storm

Frozen in time

Promises of Summer



Clasping the cold


Cold Cradle

Warm & Fuzzy

Frozen Fireworks


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Potter's Bridge

Bo & I visited Potters Bridge Park right here in our home county.

Sometimes we overlook the gems right in our own backyards.

The bridge was built in 1870.
Looks pretty sturdy.

The park is a linear park along the White River.

 A paved path follows the river for several miles.

Even though the park is in town, its very scenic.
And I spotted quite a few wildlife.

This robin was on the ice taking a drink.

Mallard ducks were enjoying a dip in the river.

I heard this fox squirrel chewing a nut as it sat in the trees above me.

Canadian Geese were searching for spilled corn in a nearby field.

As was this whitetail deer.

And finally, I wondered what a  panorama of the inside of the bridge would look like.
Bizarre, isn't it?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tracking Small Game

I spotted these tracks in the snow,

followed them, 
to this.
A mouse hole under a small log.