They are a little shorter and require a bit more preparation (and layers!) But I am thoroughly enjoying our walks in the snow. We usually see a couple of wildlife tracks in the mud or dirt, but we can see many more in the snow, and it's fun to be reminded of all the different creatures who share this place with us. (Also we would like to get better at being able to identify them! We can usually identify deer and raccoons, but other than that it's kind of a guessing game. Let us know if you have any good sites or resources for learning!)
Here is a picture of a dog in a bandana. Captain was just enough of a good sport to wear it long enough for a picture.
*Someone* made a mess in his tank and then slithered right through it, and so had to go for a little swim.
Such a cool little structure to spot! And quiet enough I felt comfortable getting close enough for a good picture.
I gotta say - I can enjoy those beautiful bluebird blue skies a lot more when the air is crisp and cool!
We love spotting fungus, and shelf fungus is a fave! (And...we do not live in a wet enough climate that "Fungus Friday" is actually going to be a thing. Except for when it is, like today.) Also, it's apparently pareidolia week, but I did not notice until I was editing photos how much this looks like a grumpy toad.
I am always very drawn towards taking pictures of paths and trails and roads surrounded by nature. I have been taking a lot of joy this year in watching how familiar and loved trails change throughout the seasons.
From Merriam Webster Dictionary:
Definition of pareidolia
: the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern
The scientific explanation for some people is pareidolia, or the human ability to see shapes or make pictures out of randomness. Think of the Rorschach inkblot test.— Pamela Ferdinand
ALSO: Look at this cute log that looks like a horsey/donkey!
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