Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bitter but Beautiful Winter

It's been a number of years since our Fahrenheit thermometers struggled to stay above zero. Old-timers say "it's like it use to be" and it certainly has been a number of years since we've seen anything like this. The weather gods forgot the January thaw. 
But with the proper attire and a pair of snowshoes, you can find a wonderful peaceful world in nature. Quiet, white - almost new. Take a trip through Gahagan preserve. The tracks in the snow tells you who lives there. The cedars near Tank Creek provide shelter for the residents. The spring remains open despite days of temps well below freezing. It shows the energy stored in our earth just feet below our frozen feet.