Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Yet more fun with snow!

Ah, late January, and the living is easy! All right, so that may be the cabin fever speaking. We are doing our very best to cope with the ongoing absence of light and warmth; fortunately, there are a few silver linings to be found amid all the gray slush.

Last Sunday, we went hiking in the Trempealeau National Wildlife
Refuge. At the end of the trail, we found a dozen or more catfish
congregated in some open water (visible immediately behind
us -- the dark little crack). We also found a dead fish in the snow
that had been eaten by a bird of prey. Jaybird was thrilled, since
she is visiting the National Eagle Center this week.

Hello, Ms. Snowwoman! Jaybird and Mouse
had fun making this creation when the temps
were warmer earlier this week.

And here is Jaybird, practicing her skating after school last week.