|A tree stand guard of our shoreline. Protecting us from |
that impending Canadian invasion.
Today was one of those days when you just need a break. So after doing my chores, I headed for the beach. It's neer 30 degrees Fahrenheit out there (the warmest it's been in a long time and we're headed for the deep freeze for the next week or so) So it made for perfect beach weather. For January anyway. Our lakes here in Michigan remind many people of oceans because they are so large that you can't see the other side. But we don't have the surf that oceans do so they tend to freeze. There is a lot of motion out there though so the ice then cracks and breaks up.
|Yeah Canada, We have a whole army of trees.|
So far they are doing a pretty good job of keeping the ice from damming up the river this year. And the smooth water always makes for a beautiful picture of the bridges.
When I got home, I heard quite a ruckus coming from the bushes next to the house. My husband feeds the little birds all year and thus we have quite the following of fowl. I found this bold hawk trying to rustle up some dinner. He wasn't afraid of me and I (foolishly) wasn't afraid of him either. I got in one good whack with the snow shovel before he headed off to a nearby tall tree. I'll have to be mindful of his presence when I let Pugsley out in the yard for a few days. This things was well over a foot tall and had a huge wingspan. It was while I was chasing it away that I realized that I was battling a wild animal and probably should let him do his thing. Oh well. So far everyone is still alive.
Thanks for reading my ramblings today. Keep warm.