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More Frosty Scenes

24 Jan

I had such a nice time photographing the hoarfrost Saturday morning that you get another whole post of frosty pictures.

Penelope

blue jay in the plum tree

the front pasture beyond the west side of the barnyard

blue jay in the lilacs

the lane out to the Back Forty

sparrow on the oak tree

Sky by the frosty fence

At least it’s beautiful.

More Thoughts on Extreme Weather

23 Jan

This week our weather appears to be pretty normal.  There is snow on the ground.  It’s winter coat weather.

Trace (Penelope behind)

Sky

And it’s also not so cold that I have goats in the garage.

Dolly

I have to say, I’m so frustrated with the crazy swings in weather.  My fears from our stupid cold spell in December seem to be coming true.

Mr. Peacock

Mr. Peacock seems to have frozen his toes.

I think it’s just one foot and I’m not sure how much he’s going to lose.  I hope he can still get around better once he doesn’t have dead toes hanging on.

This is the kind of thing that I never had to deal with until the last three winters.  I don’t want the extreme swings to be the new normal. I’m not equipped for it.  But look what happens for the end of the month. At least it’s still above zero.

It looks like it will continue for the first few days of February as well. Then it just keeps going with the ups and downs for the rest of the month.

Another Hoarfrost Morning

21 Jan

I woke this morning to another very white day.  There was fog and hoarfrost.

even the icicles have hoarfrost on them

could barely see the windmill up north

Penelope eating a corn leaf

Frodo looking through a spiky gate

Sky–his jolly ball stands out against all the white

old oak leaves that didn’t fall to the ground

blue jay in the plum tree

sparrow in the maple tree

leftovers from the rain/ice/snow storm we had–now covered in hoarfrost

I will say it makes for beautiful scenery.