Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours." ~ Robert Byrne
The morning always has a way of creeping up on me and peeking in my bedroom windows. The sunrise is such a pervert.
~ Jarod KintzThe sunrise peeking through the branches of a pine tree on the edge of our property, as seen through my bedroom window.
Some people walk into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts. Others walk into our lives and we want to leave footprints on their face.
~ UnknownAs the morning sunlight falls across the snow, it reveals tracks of the human, deer and dog variety. And possibly others.
When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked it up, and started wondering who this person was, and why he had deer horns.
~ Jack HandyThis is one of our frequent track makers. Frank calls him Notchy. I call him Notcho. He doesn't really care who calls him what as long as he can get in on some bird seed action.
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
~ Ellen DeGeneresThis is Opie. He stands out to us.. or rather, his ears do. He's one of the few who like to nibble on carrots and that's exactly what he's doing right there.
Beer nuts are $1.50 and deer nuts are under a buck.
~ UnknownFor a while, we thought that this one was Opie. Their ears stick out the same way but this ones are notched. At one point, we hadn't seen Opie around for a while, and we figured that something might have happened to his ears because we'd never seen another deer with such a T-shaped head. Then, one day they both came around at the same time and we realized that this one needed to be named Fauxpie - to rhyme with his twin-like pal.
Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, "I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway." ~ Maya AngelouThese two are way on the other side of the bay - walking on water.
I read about a guy in Michigan this winter who was cruising along on his snow mobile. "Whoo hoo!" Didn't see a barbed wire fence. FOOM - cut his head right off. And I'll be honest with you, my first thought was... That's how I want to go. Having the time of your life, "Whoo hoo!" FOOM. I want the last thought in my head to be, "Hey, check out that headless snow mobile driver. He's got a jacket just like mine."
~ David CroweAlso across the bay, these guys zipped by in a hurry.
There is an art to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
~ Douglas AdamsThe Search and Rescue helicopter can often be heard and then seen over our lake - probably in training.
My father told me all about the birds and the bees, the liar - I went steady with a woodpecker till I was twenty-one. ~ Bob HopeAnother little local flying machine.
Whenever I hear the sparrow chirping, watch the woodpecker chirp, catch a chirping trout, or listen to the sad howl of the chirp rat, I think: Oh boy! I'm going insane again.
~ Jack HandyHe's also quite the eating machine. Doesn't he have a great look with that red spot on his head?
I had a great view of the sunset. At least until father went and changed the channel. Dammit, dad!"
~ Jarod KintzThe day ends with some more fancy solar artwork - courtesy of the setting sun and clouds.