Monday, December 30, 2013

Snowshoeing

OWe had a brief respite from below zero temps, a balmy and spring-like 40 degree F day.  It was sunny with plenty of snow on the ground, perfect for some snowshoeing.
 
A perfect field, not a footprint in sight, not even a rabbit trail.

 

Wind waves in the snow





 
 Through a small woods to the lake

Just across the lake they are fishing on the ice, but I'm not sure I'd trust it.  That's a wood duck house leaning at a crazy angle over open water.
 

Wait!  What is that up in the tree?  Two squirrels' nests and  . . .

 
A robin!  Singing!  Why did he not migrate?  Can spring be far behind?
 
Well, yes, I am afraid it can.  This morning it is -18F and more of the same predicted for the week. 
 
Joining with Our World Tuesday   http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/
Thanks for reading my blog. I really appreciate your comments.

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos with the sun shining on all that snow and it must be great to be able to snow-shoe across an unmarked field.Good luck for the new year.

    ReplyDelete
  2. What beautiful blue skies Cynthia. Happy New Year to you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's exciting this time of year when the temperature goes above freezing, that's for sure! And I love it when the sun shines even if it is cold outdoors. Spring is on it's way...at least the days are getting longer. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very pretty photos - I want to try snowshoeing one day soon.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such pretty pictures! Sure hope the cold doesn't last too long for that silly robin.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy New Year, Cynthia! That robin will be freezing. He is way too early for the Midwest!

    ReplyDelete
  7. A fine sunny morning for a walk in the snow to take in the blue skies - a bit brrr but good to see you made the effort Cynthia. Now sit down with a hot cup of coffee (or a glass of something stronger) and welcome in the New Year. Best Wishes from the UK.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a beautiful snowy landscape!... love the second shot. Have a wonderful New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  9. OH, what a beautiful sky and great weather.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Snow and sun are a good combination to enjoy a walk. I think the birds are confused about the weather coditions. What to do, move or stay? Have a nice New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  11. That must be some confused Robin! Cold here too, Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  12. oh how I would love to see snow like this one day! I am loving seeing everyone's snowy images this time of year over here in summer Australia. Have a wonderful 2014, and thanks for stopping by my blog this week.

    ReplyDelete