|Looking toward the north end of the pond.|
I must say that I was chilled to the bone during my entire 1.26 mile pond walk. There was a light, 8 mph breeze from the south which brought the windchill down to 9F, and I just couldn't warm up.
Talk about a low contrast afternoon. The sky was clouding over due to the impending storm, and I had a difficult time seeing the variations in snow depth while walking on the pond surface. I had to tread carefully as I occasionally hit a raised area of snow without seeing it, and almost went down several times.
|Snow beaver mounds in the distance??? What???|
|Snow beaver mounds up close.|
|South facing side of the only active beaver lodge on the pond.|
|East facing side of the beaver lodge|
Then, I checked out a few duck boxes. This one is on the north end of the pond, just west of the beaver lodge.
|The trail is now closed and we don't get the needed snowmobiles through|
to pack down the trail. Thus, it is now too rough for me to walk on.
This really limits walking in the woods which used to be my
favorite wintertime activity.
|My foot print where it broke through to water.|
I decided to check out one more duck box before heading home, and walked toward the south end of the pond. This tree has given me so many good memories as I have seen birds nesting in this box, and on the branches nearby, over the years.