Footprints

We had a bit of snow.   Before the east was pummeled and buried in it we got the preview here in N. Alabama.  Might as well have been a blizzard.  The snow came down, the overnight low was in the teens and life as we know it here in the country came to an icy, snowy, and silent halt.

But the best part was the footprints in the morning.   They were everywhere!  Birds, squirrels, cats, dogs, chickens, geese, and me, we all left our marks about the Farmlet.

Footprints-in-the-snow

 

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9 thoughts on “Footprints

  1. katechiconi says:

    That’s a fabulous photo! I hope you’re staying warm and well. Come down here, where the temperatures are in the 90sF and the humidity is off the scale. The snakes are migrating into houses all over town in an attempt to find somewhere cool to hide from the heat…

    • Lynda says:

      Thanks, Kate! I thought it a visual representation of dichotomy.

      I would come if I could, Kate, but not for that weather! I can get plenty of it right here in summer. However, if it were possible, I would love to meet you some day. I would be so good to visit and see you working on your quilts. I know I would learn a thing or two. 🙂

  2. shoreacres says:

    So much fun! That’s the neat thing about a little snow — you can see who’s been out and about. Mud does that for us, sometimes. I was at a nature preserve last weekend, and found deer and raccoon prints galore, plus a mysterious something that looks like bobcat to me. I’m sending the photos off for ID. (Now that I think about it, you have a Bob cat, too. Give him my regards!)

    • Lynda says:

      Linda, yes! I often see animal prints in the mud on the Mountain Farmlet. So far I have found racoon, opossum, deer, mice, and marauding dog prints. Big dog prints. However, no cats yet. Just as well, that would frighten me! (Oh yes, and Bob said, “Hello, Linda!”)

    • Lynda says:

      Yes! It was amazing to me to see the little bird tracks everywhere, Lori. I never see them walking up the steps and was surprised to see that they do. I trust that the cat’s prints and the birdie prints happened at different hours of the morning. 😉 There were several little haunts about the place that I never realized were popular with those tiny birds.

      It was also interesting to see how popular the goose feeder was that morning! When the snow doesn’t cover everything they don’t seem to care a fig for goose food, but that morning it was the place to be!

    • Lynda says:

      Laurie, thank you! Judging by their size, as compared to the kitty prints, I am going to guess that they are Carolina Wrens. We have many of them here in N. Alabama in winter.
      Here is the little singer!

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