I was just sitting here when I noticed that Laura’s camera was right next to me. It was already plugged into my USB port, so all I had to do was turn it on to see what she’s been taking pictures of. Interesting what she’s been up to.
I went through some of what I found and picked out a few random shots I thought I’d post. Not a lot going on around these parts today besides watching the rain fall and turn into ice the minute it hits the ground. We just had to take a trip to Madison and thought the truck would be a better option in this weather. I had to use the 4 wheel drive to get out of the driveway. Good thing the main roads were salted, or whatever they do to them. It could have been worse. We made it through. We went to the vet, to the food store and to the gas station. All right there in Madison. Working class town that is. Nice though. I’m truly appreciating the functionality of it.
Ready for the pictures? All right. Here we go.
We’ve got these two wooden pole/tree branches that are screwed to pieces of plywood. We found them in the woods here and thought they’d make great hangers for bird feeders. Since we don’t need to impress the neighbors, we took the liberty of screwing a few to them. They’ve been working out well. Here we have a Black Capped Chickadee.
Ever since we got that first snow, we’ve (Laura) has been taking pictures of it. It’s pretty much turned to hard crust now, so I think that’ll stop for a while. Until we get the big one. We’re waiting patiently for that.
This time last year, Voleman was running around outside and had the world as his oyster. Then one day, he was bagged, neutered and put inside. I think he’s still not over it. That’s not to say he doesn’t love it inside, it’s just to say that he may get a little jealous when he sees the two of us enjoying the great outdoors.
This is just a picture of me carrying a few pieces of firewood over to the wood shed. I showed you the pile here. I forgot Laura took this picture and when I saw it on her camera, I asked her what was wrong with my waist. It looks like I’ve gotten a little plump. She blames it on the thermals I wear and perhaps how the wood pieces were pushing the clothes in a strange way.
Just a shot of the back of the garage. There are a few more below. I think she was taking some documentary photos of the storage room above. Looks nice in the snow.
Ever the artist, Laura enjoys taking photos of “things in time.” I like these pics too, especially when I head outside with my camera, never knowing what I’m going to get.
Along the same lines as the last photo, this is one that seems to creep around this time of year. While I have experienced some mighty beautiful sunsets and orange/pink clouds in late November, December can sometimes offer the same thing.
This is exciting. Two days ago, we went for a walk way back to the river with cameras in hand. I was over looking at one of the beaver dams and Laura was looking for the beaver him or herself. She knew that beavers come out to do work at dawn and dusk. Well, as I was walking back towards Laura, she looked at me and whispered, “Strong and mighty gentleman, I found the beaver!” And that she did. It was swimming right in the river in front of us.
I’m not sure what she was taking a picture of here, but what she got was part of the back of the garage and part of the side of the house. Not too exciting, but fun to look at nonetheless.
Here’s a picture of the front of the garage. When we were looking at this house online, I kept asking, “Are there doors on the garage?” Come to find out, no, there are no doors on it. But no one seems to have a problem with that. I’m not sure people steal things around here. It’s been sitting this way for a few decades. Who am I to change it?
You didn’t think I could end a post without showing a picture of the crystal clear stream water, did you? I still can’t get over this stuff. Why is it like this? I can’t wait to sit in it come Summer.