The sun and sky were unusual this day, so I photographed them. The left-most picture is just as
I start walking down Mile Drive, the right-most picture is from just under the Power Lines.
It's snowing out. January has not been very snowy to date. The left-most picture is
the view as I come from suburbia out to the gravel road. I have to walk about 50 yards
along the paved country road to reach Mile Drive. The right-most picture shows the Mound in
Field #9. The snow confuses the camera and makes the hue of the sky of some of the photos head
It's 48 degrees out - very sunny and warm for a January day during a Minnesota winter.
Here is the little miracle that allows Minnesotan's to get around on the roads in the winter -
rock salt. Road crews dump a mix of rock salt and gravel on the paved roads. Gravel helps
keep vehicles from skidding off the road when the brakes are applied or the car is steered
slightly off course then corrected, while rock salt lowers the melting point of
snow and ice. Water is less dangerous to drive on than either snow or ice. Rock salt
helps keep the road wet rather than frozen.
Down the gravel road on a glorious winter day.
In the brush in the picture at the far right a pheasant jumped up and flew toward the gravel
pit. In the picture on the left are tracks it left along the side of the road. At the top
of the picture are rabbit tracks.
The Two Oaks have some sort of ugly fungus on them. Its seems worse on the north side of
the trees, like moss, forming farthest away from the sun in the summer.