Monday, February 25, 2008

Beautiful Winter Day at Camp Chicken

Saturday was a really beautiful day in the E.U.P. with temperatures in the low 30's and plenty of sunshine. What a relief after three straight weekends of blizzards and heavy snowfall. Arlene and I decided to get to Camp and check the snow level on the trailer.

As you can see, it was a little over knee deep with a heavy crust from last weekend's freezing rain.

Here's Arlene hard at work shoveling the trailer roof.

It sure looks beautiful from up here.

If you look at the snow you can see some good tracks. Some big rabbits have been having a fun time playing around camp.

Even a partridge stopped by to see what we were up to and to grab a snack from the top of this birch tree.

What a lot of snow! That's the picnic table buried under all that white stuff.

Arlene takes a well-deserved break after I manage to dig out the picnic table.

The Taj Mahal was pretty much buried but we didn't have the energy to snovel any of the snow from it.

The "Poop Coop" doesn't have quite as much snow on it but there is still a lot there.

But it was just great to be outside on a beautiful day in the woods. The sun was really warm and it felt so good to just sit with the sun shining on your face. It is so quiet and peaceful in the woods in the winter time. The only sounds are the wind singing in the spruce boughs and the chickadees calling to each other. If I would have had a comfortable chair, I could have taken a little nap.