Christmas Day dawned foggy and cold.
I hadn't even seen this cobweb on the porch until it was outlined in frost.
The mums in the driveway planters were all lined with rime, too.
I was on my way to church at 8... (for 9 AM service) hoping to see a few animals, and had gone around the first corner and saw these!
For once, no one was behind me!
I saw them on the way home from church farther out in a field about a quarter mile down the road.
It was a lovely ride to church.
My family tradition was to go on Christmas Morning, never on Christmas Eve.
I saw this hawk as I got closer to home after church... you see I had to lighten it up considerably just to show it to you.
The 26th was still cloudy but the dogs and I were able to get out and walk.
There are literally thousands of geese on the farm ponds around here now.
We tried to walk today... but... as you see... the winds were strong.
We didn't make it very far... Jester and I were just too cold.
You do not see me.
No, really, you do not see me.
You still cannot see me.
At this point, as I laughed, he flew off farther into the trees.
There are still mallards on the little cow pond.
Here they are a little closer.
I stayed too long, and scared them.
But I watched from up the road, and they circled right back around.
Do they know the bad weather is coming tonight?
This is the big pond near our house... there were literally hundreds around it today. I am
not sure any of these are spending the nights there, I think they are heading for the big open water at Wyandotte County Lake. I am watching for them in the skies.
We are about to go into a Winter Storm Warning at 6 PM, until tomorrow morning.
It is our first of the year, and I am praying all my friends who must work tomorrow
will make it there safely and back.
I hope everyone had a good Christmas,
and here's to coasting through the rest of the year!