The sun is going down and the road is illuminated in a rich glow. Bluebird Treeline is
up to the right.
Looking across the gravel pit toward the indoor bubble you can see lots of bare ground now.
This picture is taken looking east on Dale Road. Mile Drive makes a "T" into Dale road
which marks the southern end of Mile Drive.
Barn, silo, house, and all outbuildings except yellow shed destroyed 2007
The old barn of the West Farm. Field #3 is in the foreground.
Take a look at the trunk of Two Oaks - I found a teddy bear thrown out in the ditch of
Bailey Road and attached it to the tree with some barbed wire that has grown into the bark
of the tree.
Oh my God - it's January 28 and here is a caterpillar crawling across my gravel road. I have
never seen a caterpillar in January in Minnesota - the recent relatively warm weather has
awakened this creature, or the temperature never got low enough for him to go dormant.
We have gone nearly two months without a below zero temperature. I don't think that has
every happened in Minnesota.
I can't imagine how he will survive the colder weather that will certainly come.
Notice how the gravel road has the look of a paved road. Passing cars have pressed the
loose gravel down into the roadbed and made it smooth.
Here is the view walking back up the hill I walked down to reach Bailey Road.