Sunday, December 09, 2007

A nice smile for Papa Bear.

Highbridge Aviary.

We spent a few hours with friends today. Enjoyed breakfast, watched birds at the feeders (Robins, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Finches, Sparrows, Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers, Nuthatches and Pine Grosbeaks), we watch Nick work on the wood pile and of course we watched the Packers game. Oh and one final thing I think I may have discovered a "new bird species". See details below.

A rare sighting for this area.
I believe this is a tangerine tuft crested, florescent breasted Highbridge Dove.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007

Open water around the bay. No ice fishing this week.

View overlooking the "S curve" looking east toward Ashland.

View from Washburn oredock looking Southwest.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Francesca enjoying her first snow storm.

Francesca is a student at the local liberal arts college. We met this afternoon while she was out running. She mentioned that this was her first snow. She is from Napa California. I hope next time I meet her this winter we are both in Napa.

Weather update: December 04, 2007 22:00 CST: Snowfall 12"

Earning their money today.

These guys had a cold, snowy, slippery day to be working on a roof.

Snowing today. Lets go out and slide.

Two days of snow and a little help from Mom and Dad and you've got your own sliding hill.