It has been cold and stormy and we haven't been outside nearly enough lately. There was a brisk breeze this afternoon but the sun was shining, so Rog and I bundled up and walked the Douglas Trail loop. There was a fresh, powdery 5-inch snow, but it was on top of a layer of ice, which made it quite slippery. It was slow going--we wished we had taken our x-country skiis.
So nice to see some blue sky! The neighbor's cornfield seemed to stretch endlessly.
Rows of silage wrapped with agricultural plastic looked like strange snow drifts.
There is a water pump on one neighbor's farm that seems to be in the middle of nowhere.
Snow had melted a bit along the edge of the gravel road, exposing the dark pebbles.