Everyone knows that good fences make good neighbors, and I sincerely hope the loony behind us is enjoying the 6-foot chain-link fence we constructed just for her.
Puppy Cody is enjoying her fenced in yard, both in summer and winter, and shows no inclination to try to jump the 4-foot chain link on the other sides of the yard.
I’ve discovered to my delight that the fence serves yet another purpose: it gives me something to hold onto when negotiating the icy sidewalk between the car and the side door. I’m so glad we opted to start the fence at the end of the porch:
Cody has no trouble, however, hopping down those steps and traversing the icy sidewalk:
Oh, and for those of you who noticed the slight gap between the fence and the edge of the porch, and worried about escaping pups, rest assured that Cody can’t quit fit through that gap:
Today was very sunny, so despite the cold (12 degrees Fahrenheit at 1:00 pm), I decided it might be a great day to stroll through Walton Woods Park when there would be few, if any, people there.
The two or three hardy souls I encountered seemed eager to complete their exercise, and no one was taking any breaks on the benches.
Damn, it was cold, and it was hard to see the trail:
Naturally, I was hoping for some wildlife, and I did see lots of tracks:
Looks like someone was having fun on that fallen tree, doesn’t it? All the tracks were along the trunk of the tree, none on either side of it.
After about 20 minutes, my chin was frozen and I could no longer feel my lips. The path was beginning to get icy, and I didn’t want to fall so I headed back towards my car. A young lady was approaching, and I stepped to the side to let her pass. She noticed my camera and said, “Oh, I don’t know if you saw it, but there are four deer by the empty building.”
Say what? I didn’t see any deer! Well, heck, now I had to backtrack to try to find them.
Still no deer, but I kept my eyes peeled.
Omigod, is that a BEAR?
Now, anyone with any sense who sees a bear in the woods ahead of them would surely turn and go the other way. But, of course, photographers (and photographer wannabees) have no sense.
So, slowly I approached, step by step …
Well, heck (again), I should have recognized that stump from the last time I took photos in that area! I guess the snow confused me.
At that point, I could no longer feel my feet, so I called it a day. The deer can wait for warmer weather to pose for me. ‘Cause I know they want to. Why else have they been making it so easy for me?
Hope you all had a good Friday. Stay warm!
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