Even this little guy does not like the cold. look at the look on his face! It has only been anywhere from 0 degrees to 18 degrees lately. But the wind chill have been down to -30 degrees. Today was the nicest that it has been in about 2 weeks. A whole 18 degrees!! Yesterday was the first time in about 2 weeks that I have been out to take pictures. I stayed out about 30 minutes. Came home because I was too cold. I have to take allergy meds if I go out into the cold because I will have a bad reaction to cold and change of temperatures. So I really have to be careful in winter. Actually early spring and late fall can be worse as there are alot more temperature differences. I am starting to have cabin fever and camera withdrawl with not being able to spend a lot of time outside. I was looking through my newest pictures and I don't have many that I haven't shown already. I like to stay seasonal and I don't have a lot of winter ones from this year yet.
I did get this bald eagle picture yesterday. He and about 7-8 of his buddies were flying by a paper mill in DePere Wi. They seemed to like to fly in and out of the smoke. Maybe monday I will go to the west side of the bridge and try to get some better ones. I can walk onto the pedestrand walkway and should be able to get quite close. I was too cold yesterday to try it after going a to a park where I first saw them. I am not complaining as I could have something a lot worse then this allergy! You will see a reason for this later in this post. Plus of course looking at other peoples illnesses.
This is a picture of a 1902 stone barn. I am not sure if I like the very red doors and window trim. This barn has been restored. The land will be made into a park. The barn will become a farming history museum. This is a through and through barn. This means that they could drive into one end of the barn and out through the other end. The doorways are also arched to accomidate the wagons with their rounded loose hay. The walls are two feet thick! Can you just imagine building this without the equipment we have now. All block and tackle.
Our albino squirrel is back. He seems to have taken on a brownish tint to his fur. It must e as protection in the winter. He has pink eyes and squints a lot. I wonder how sensitive they are to the light?
I have a favor to ask of you. Please pray for my niece. She was in a car accident yesterday morning. She lost control and hit a tree. She did break her neck. But luckily she has feeling in all parts of her body. She will be in a halo for quite some time yet. But she did get out of intensive care late today. YEAH! She hopefully will be out of the hospital soon. This could have been so much worse then it was. Luckily she was alone and no one else was hurt. No other cars involved. News like this can really make a persons heart stop as the first thing you think of is if she was paralyzed. She is 23. Thank you in advance for any prayers said! Hugs, Teresa