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black and white afternoon

These pics are from Dec. 22.  We went out snowshoeing on the south side of Big Fumee.  I got some nice pics of a pretty little creek that runs along the trail for a ways.  I decided they looked best in black and white so I converted them all for this post.

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Let nothing disturb thee;  let nothing dismay thee;  all things pass;  God never changes.  Patience attains all that it strives for.  He who has God finds he lacks nothing.  God alone suffices.

~St. Teresa of Avila~



I shall not pass this way again

I expect to pass through this world but once;

any good thing therefore that I can do, or any

kindness that I can show to any fellow-creature,

let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it,

for I shall not pass this way again.



More Piers Gorge

This is the last of my pictures from Piers Gorge.  I took a walk along the Sturgeon River today and it was absolutely amazing.  It is every bit as beautiful as Piers Gorge.  I took a ton of pictures, which I will begin posting tomorrow.   I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful, blessed New Year!

I found this on the snow, made out of twigs.  I thought it was very sweet.

Can you tell, I’m very fond of my snowshoes?



Piers Gorge

These are the first few pictures from my trip to Piers Gorge last Sunday.  I still have some more to process, and I will post them as soon as I have them done.



More Tracks

I went out snowshoeing this morning and found some new tracks.  I didn’t go near the game camera, but close enough to see that it appears that something walked by.  The tracks I found followed one of my snowshoe trails for a ways, then headed another direction.  I took pics of two of the better tracks I found.  The third pic is a track that I haven’t identified yet.  It doesn’t look at all like the fox tracks that I found in the woods and in our yard.  I’ll check the game camera tomorrow and if I got any good pics.

Happy Trails!!


Wolf Alert

After snowshoeing in the woods around my house for six years now, this is the first time I’ve ever seen evidence of anything bigger than a fox, as far as predators go.  Saturday afternoon I went out with my dog, Axl and found what I believe to be wolf tracks on my snowshoe trails.  The reason I believe it is a wolf is because the tracks are as big as Axl’s, and Axl weighs 100 pounds.  I found the tracks within a quarter mile of the house.  I also found a stump that had obviously been urinated on quite a lot.  I was told that that is characteristic of wolves when they are mating, and  it’s their mating season right now.   So, needless to say, I will be leaving Axl home and snowshoeing alone from now on.   I feel so bad about that because he loves walking in the woods and he is such a wonderful companion.  I feel like he is being cheated, but it’s for his own good.   I went out this morning and set our game camera up by that stump to see if I can get pictures of the wolf or whatever it is.  I know we have a fox roaming around back there because I’ve seen his tracks on all my trails and I’ve seen him in our yard a few times.  I also think I’ve found coyote tracks too, so it will be interesting to see what I get pics of.  We had fresh snow on Tuesday and there were no new tracks around the stump or on my snowshoe trails since then.  Here’s a few pics of the tracks I found over the weekend.  One of these tracks is Axl’s.

This picture is Axl’s print.

The next two pics are of the pee stump.

Happy Trails!!

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