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"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Winter Conditions Hides Wildlife

We are having longer periods of snow and ice than we normally see.  As a result, wildlife has been difficult to find.  Even the deer seem to be hunkering down, and expending as little energy as possible, while waiting out the cold weather. 

The snow and ice can have one desirable effect, transforming the landscape from brown to white and even glistening like diamonds... 



The following photos show ice, left suspended on the creek bank, when the water levels subsided...




The next two photos are of flooded lowlands...



Ice forms on a small creek for days at a time...

 


Unfortunately the icy wonderland...



brings down trees in yards, forests, and across roads...




 
Be careful out there and come back soon.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful series of photos. Greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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  2. Lovely Pictures!
    We have still very unusual wheather for South of Sweden.Normally is February our Wintermonth. Today it was +6C and raining.
    We have no snow now!
    Majsan//

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  3. Très belle série de photos de saison!

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  4. Monique et Daniel, Majsan, and Linda. Thank you all very much for taking the time to leave a comment about the blog. I appreciate it very much.
    Steve

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