Nothing makes me happier than nature and being outdoors. When I have free time, you can usually find me watching the birds at the feeder, taking a walk around the yard, or tending to my garden in the summer. We live on seven acres that include a pond and woods and we are surrounded by farm fields. This is a record of the sights and sounds of nature around me.

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Try it again

January 24, 2022
There was a cold north wind this morning so I cut the last 100ft of the driveway from my laps because it was like walking in an ice wind tunnel. We got 2" additional snow overnight and my path was snowed/blowed over. I pulled out my super duper, warm to -40F boots because they make…
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  • poof
    January 24, 2022
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  • Stashed Away
    January 23, 2022
    Temp: 5F Sky: Mostly cloudy We received another 3" of snow overnight. Everything looks fresh again, not the dingy dirty snow from before. My path was completely filled in with snow, so I thought I'd pull out my super duper, keep your feet warm even at -40F boots. I don't wear them often, usually ...
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  • Frost Fairy and Other Wings
    January 22, 2022
    Temp: 9F Wind: W 15mph Sky: Clear The temp dropped 10 degrees in two hours this morning so I decided I'd better get out before it gets any colder. We're getting a 1-2-3 punch of clippers this weekend. Last night 35mph southerly winds howled with some light snow. Another round comes through tonigh...
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  • R.I.P. Meatloaf
    January 21, 2022
    Temp: -9F Wind: S light Sky: Clear The horizon was lined in pink this morning, all the way around. So beautiful. The wind is light, but when it is this cold, even a light wind is noticeable. Woke to the sound of the owls, and then to the news that Meatloaf had died. Paradise by…
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  • A Good Walk
    January 20, 2022
    Temp: -15F Sky: Clear One of the few 'good' things about winter is the long shadows of the trees on snow backlit by a full moon. Waking up to this sight the last few mornings has been calming. I attempted another walk last night, but again the wind. The wind is just so wicked. This…
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  • Too Wimpy Today
    January 19, 2022
    Temp: -1 Wind: NW 10-15 Sky: Clear I couldn't get myself to finish all 30 minutes today. For some reason it just felt wickedly cold. Probably because yesterday it was 42 degrees when I went out jacketless on my break. And this morning, well, it's just plain cold. And windy. The wind is what is&he...
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  • Resiliency
    January 18, 2022
    Temp: 28F Sky: Mostly cloudy A beautiful sunrise this morning to start the day. The air is humid. Dog bolts into the woods. Usually he is after squirrel, but this morning it is deer. My distance vision isn't good, but I see the deer bolt across the busy road and run across the field. I…
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  • A Night Walk
    January 17, 2022
    Temp: 15F Sky: Cloudy Last evening after supper I was feeling a little guilty for not getting outside yesterday, other than to walk from the car to the grocery stores in the morning. Usually it is so dark here you need a flashlight if you're going far from the house. But it was cloudy last…
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  • Sand Hoodoos
    January 14, 2022
    Temp: 20F Wind: NE 10-15mph Sky: Light snow The picture above was so awesome, I had to post it.  Taken by Terri Abbott at a Lake Michigan beach in SW Michigan, these naturally forming sand sculptures are the result of a perfect trifecta of cold, moisture and wind. I'm not sure if there is a…
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