Untamed Land

Untamed Land
Untamed Land

Saturday, January 7, 2017

A Walk in the Park

The other day I temporarily woke up from hibernation and decided to take a stroll around my neighborhood. This is my non-descript building with frost encrusted trees.
The frost encrusted just about everything. It looks cold. You should try standing outside in it for a few hours.  You will want to go back into hibernation.
My feet carried me down to Russian Jack Park at the end of my street. There were other gluttons for punishment out walking in the bitterly cold  weather.
I like this photograph  because it illustrates the oppressive Winter feel.
It is all so beautiful to look at, but sucks the warmth right out of your bones.
The sign says, No Overnight Parking. Anyone who tries to stay in their vehicle overnight would be a frozen popsicle by morning. 
I was hoping to spot some wildlife but everything was dead silent and still. I only heard, Common Redpolls, Pine Grosbeaks, and Ravens. They would not show themselves.
Chester Creek is just about the only water that does not freeze over in the Winter. I was hoping to spot a Dipper but no such luck.
The footbridge across the creek really shows a heavy coating of hoar frost.
That is because the creek sometimes creates ice fog.
This Nordic Skiier is getting pulled along by her dog. The dog was loving every minute of it.
Some people have to trudge along like me without a dog.
I;m not sure if the sign was telling me to go slow, or informing me that I was slow. Anyway I got enough exercise and walked back home for lunch.

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