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Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2017: January: Jan 19-17
Snowy Owl    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
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Photos by Brenda Leigh
Path to the clotheslines    ...scroll down to share comments
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 07:22 am:

Last winter, Brenda Leigh drove many miles trying to find a Snowy Owl. But she captured this one while not even out looking, it was simply sitting there waiting for her to snap a photo on her way home from town. She said they were talking about them, when surprise, a few minutes later there was this one sitting up there on the pole. Beautiful bird, indeed!

Meanwhile, back at home, Brenda was busy drying the sheets…freeze drying that is! She said that she wanted to crawl into nice laundered sheets freeze dried from the clothes line outside, so she dug in with her shovel to make a path to the lines first and then below her clothes lines, which took about 20 minutes. Then she hung her sheets, along with a shirt and pants, remembering how her Mom used to dry their clothes like this when she was a kid and then bring them in to hang on lines in the living room until they thawed out. Brenda also wanted to see how long it would take for them to dry stiff, which she said took only ten minutes and they were so frozen she could barely get them off the line.

The fun part of this experiment was seeing the pants and shirt stand up in the snow once they were frozen and off the line. The not so fun part was the shoveling to get to where she could hang the clothes, but Brenda said she kept reminding herself that she was doing it because she wanted to, not because she had no choice for drying clothes like her Mom did way back when. Freeze dried clothes and sheets, what a crisp idea!

By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 07:43 am:

That brings back a lot of nice memories. My mom used to dry her laundry outside on the line all through the winter. So did all of our neighbors. No one had dryers. Thanks for the great memories.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 08:34 am:

Ahhhh, the life of a Yooper!!! But I've seen
clothes hanging outside here in MN in the winter

Love the snowy owl!!

Thanks for sharing!

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 09:15 am:

My favorite bird of all seasons. I think they are a great looking bird. Thanks for sharing. Also thanks for bringing back memories of the days when clothes dryers were rarer than Snowy Owls.

By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 09:21 am:

Gorgeous Bird!

And yes....I remember clothes frozen like that! Cool

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 09:58 am:

...and if you must don your skivvies immediately?

By Dr. Nat (Drnat) on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:08 am:

I love the photo of the snowy owl. That is a beautiful bird!

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:02 pm:

Fantastic looking Owl!!

Alex, there's always the oven I guess.... Kramer!!lol

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 01:29 pm:

I worked night Security at a Marina in St. Clair Shores,MI. for a couple of Winters & a Snowy Owl would show up there each year I got to see. Also my Mom would wash cloths in Tide when it was cold out Tide.

Mary says: Ha, ha, David...good one!

By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Friday, January 20, 2017 - 07:35 am:

Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) The you learn the real meaning of Brrrrrrr.

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