Saturday, January 7, 2023

A Lovely 1° - 2023/01/07

It will be warm(er) later, but the air is full of cold moisture and I believe, an air inversion with warmer air above.  Not so hot for breathing but lovely in its own cold, hazy way.

The deer (same few late every afternoon) continue to forage our dead-fall apples.

And on to other 'wildlife', this fall a new Stray arrived and we have to believe it's a Tom.  Seemingly refined and polished, at least compared to the other temporary lodgers we've had over the years, I have to wonder if he wasn't dropped off.  To our knowledge, he doesn't associate any of the neighbors with 'home'.

He's been spending a lot of time here....he and of course the bunny raggits.

Another thing noticed this morning, a cat/coyote crossing.

Just before Christmas, we had another one of those Magical Mornings, too nice to keep the drone cooped up inside.

I've been noticing Sir Eagle watching over our little corner of the valley.  Fine by long as he avoids chickens.  Often he's not alone, his partner his accompanist.

All in all, I'm calling it a gentle winter in our valley so far.  Those that live in and closer to the Twin Cities would beg to differ.  They've had substantially more snow....we're quite satisfied with what we've been given.


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    1. If it were only 5 degrees warmer you'd be out with Scarlet!

  2. Hay Coop, happy New Year!

    That first photo looks just like a Cunningham painting! I think you'll find a lot to like in his gallery. :)


    Jason/ RideNorthMN

    1. Thanks Jason, same to you and your family! I'm only minutes away from being familiar with Cunningham, appreciate the link.

    2. I DO find a lot to like with Joshua's works and could take you to where he was standing when he painted some of them...but you already knew that ; )

      I have to assume that he was involved with the recent Red Wing Arts Plein Festival? One of the painters stood almost at the end of our driveway.

    3. I felt the same way when I first saw his work. Between trout fishing and motorcycling, I can really relate to it.