My birdfeeders are ‘supposedly’ squirrel proof. Maybe that’s why this fellow decided to try for the suet.
Hanging by one claw, he didn’t fall.
He still had to try for the seed. Silly squirrel!
After we stopped by the outhouse,
We spent some time gazing at ourselves in the gazing ball.
Played with the dog a little.
Then stopped for lunch.
Had fun flying around Missouri and checking things out.
The duck did not appreciate it when we tried to rest on his back for a while.
So we decided to go home and take a nap.
The hand that helped us fly without getting hurt. He’s a great catcher too! Thanx again Dallas for sending me this fun toy!
I have been to Red Wing, Minnesota many times but only this trip did I notice the shoes.
They are spread throughout town, outside different stores.
I imagine they chose shoes, over cows (New Glarus, Wisconsin) and lions (Appleton, Wisconsin) because they are home to Red Wing Shoes.
Although, I don’t understand why they didn’t choose crocks, since they are also home to Red Wing Pottery.
Maybe the crocks would catch the rain and snow.
Bet, you can’t tell which ones were my favorites.
I’m sure there are more yet to be discovered.
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Browsing in my grandson’s bedroom, guess what I found!
I think Guineas are some the ugliestly adorable birds.
And no, we haven’t had a huge thaw, these are some photos I had forgotten about, taken this past fall.
And I don’t know why but this bird reminds me of my Great-Aunt Zelda.
Silky chickens are so soft and fancy looking but their eggs are fairly small.
Hello Mr Rooster!
And babies are cute no matter the species.
Wonder why all those snowmobiles are parked on the frozen lake. Yes, that is a lake, as far as you can see, clear over to the tree line. And there is a snowmobile path growing straight across the lake.
And honestly, I don’t remember the exact temperature when we were out this day but I know it was frickin’ cold. Probably either near negative or in the negatives.
But this is what brought us out, and all those snowmobilers. Do you know what’s happening yet? Well, a big hole has been cut in the ice, a platform assembled, and that guy is scraping off the forming ice to make sure we have water. He did this several times while we waited. It was freezing quickly!
Soon, people are all lined up to the platform and the crazy people are jumping in that freezing water! Are they nuts? This guy has a cigar in his mouth, can you see it?
Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty jumped.
They just got a tiny bit wet. ;)
Don’t you just love the water draining from the tip of his hat? The guy in camo was there to help people back out of the water. And there were two ambulances standing by.
Now here’s some brave girls! I loved their expressions and how they all seemed to be “in it” together.
And some more brave girls! Look at those expressions! That water is cold! Remember it will freeze if not kept moving.
Apparently frogs like freezing water.
There were 144 plungers, and they weren’t entirely nuts. This was an Angel on My Shoulder fundraiser and they raised over $29,000!
They don’t look cold at all, do they?
When it was over, the jumpers went to warming tents and hot tubs. And the snowmobilers went back to the trails.
The snowmobile with the flag is the trail patrol.