Because of the ice making walking tricky,
we haven't been on our regular hikes with Archer ...
as we headed out yesterday
into an area that is still dealing with ice (twice the size of the branches it clings to)
we were more aware of our surroundings than usual ...
the warmth of the sun created an eerie crackling as we walked...
it was like having crystal chandeliers over you
we were surprised to hear the sound of a few tiny chickadees
but always carry a small container of seed with us in case ♥
looking through a curtain of icy branches to the running stream below ...
signs of walkers and snowmobilers before us ...
and lots of sweet paw prints xo
Archer met up with lots of doggie friends all happy to be out
I think I take a photo of this nest every time I pass :-)
it has withstood the elements ...
what a testament to the way it was built!
keeping those still without power in our thoughts & prayers ♥
lakes and rivers,
clouds and winds,
stars and flowers,
every form of animate
or inanimate existence
leaves its impress
~Orson Swett Marden~