I hadn't been to the "lower forty" for a couple of weeks, so I bundled up and took a walk around to see what I could see. The ground was covered with crunchy snow that wasn't too deep anymore. The crunch of the snow was almost as satisfying as the crunch of the fall leaves. And to be honest, I didn't see too much because I didn't spend much time looking. I spent more time paying attention to the cold and the wind than I did other things. However, there was a standout among everything else--deer tracks. They were everywhere. I know we have deer in the area, but I didn't realize how much they traverse every part of the yard until I saw their tracks.
Some things I saw this week during my Second Look.
|Although we haven't had much snow this last week, we haven't had much sunshine either.|
|The deer tracks pretty much crisscrossed the entire backyard.|
|The cows were closer together than normal. I assume to keep warm.|
|Female Cardinal and Junco|
|Female Downy Woodpecker|