Mar 02-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: March: Mar 02-09
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Photos by Donna MacIntosh
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Photos by Donna MacIntosh

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 04:37 am:

There's all kinds of beauty to be found in the snow and the cold UP North, although I admit, I'm ready for some of that beauty to fade pretty soon! Back to the subject here... winter beauty. Donna MacIntosh snapped a shot of Jack Frost's artwork that resembles snowflakes frozen fast to the glass. With the sun just beginning to appear over the horizon, it illuminates the scene just right, making it appear shiny and sparkly.

Donna's second photo is also a piece of winter art, the tracks of little critters. It's not something you can spot so easily in the other three seasons, so we have to appreciate those tracks in the snow for the story they tell. These bunny tracks announce that those cottontails wanted to get into the garage after the sunflower seeds that had been spilled on the floor. Donna said one night she sprinkled the seeds on the ground in the shape of a peace sign and in the morning you could see where the bunnies had eaten around it. U.P. bunny tales, from reading their tracks! :->

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 04:53 am:

"GOOD MORNING", Hope all is good on this cold March morning?. No snow here in Shelby Township, but a little cold. Talked to my son in Hohenwald, Tennessee, they got 4" of snow yesterday. The pictures are very good.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 05:47 am:

We have bunnies around our place and one time I put out some carrots and they did not touch them, but they sure did love the birdseed. The bunnies my mom had behind her house ate anything and everything I threw out there. I would peel potatos and carrots for a roast and throw them out there and in a few hours they were all gone. silly rabbits ;O)

I loved looking out of my moms bedroom window and watch the rabbits run around and play.

By Therese (Therese) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 06:42 am:

Haven't seen rabbits at the feeders but the squirrels sure came out of hibernation for a snack. The sun must have warmed their hollow tree and deceived them into thinking it was Spring. It barely reached above zero yesterday and the winds were bitter, but ahh the sun! This mornign I see Antares in Scorpio is due south at 6am, a sure sign winter is waning whatever the forecast may say.

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 07:08 am:

G'Morning all...With the first pic I was standing inside my garage..figured I'd see what I'd get taking a picture of the outside from the inside!

The second cracked me up. Those critter's noses sure can sniff stuff! It's amazing to watch all the outside animals....what a Blessing!

Happy Monday!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 07:27 am:

Those pictures are great, Donna. Our squirrels never go into hibernation. They're trying to eat our bird seed all the time. All we have to say to our dog is "Let's go get the squirrels", and she goes tearing out the door and chases them away. Animals are so smart.

Whenever we see our cats catching a bunny, we try to make sure that bunny gets away safely. They're so cute. Granted, they like to eat your garden, but they're still so cute.

By D. Clark (Dcclark) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 07:44 am:

That sure is a curious bunny! Perhaps he was thinking "Where's my doggy door?"

The first photo is wonderful. Frost can make some beautiful patterns... often on my car windows. Beautiful, but they take extra time to scrape off in the mornings!

By Nancy Green (Snowdazed) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 07:45 am:

Hi to all in the UP and guess what! Here in Richmond Virginia for the first time in FIVE years, we have 7 inches of snow and counting. It is beautiful and since it is the first snow of the winter and the biggest in 5 years a lot of kids are jumpin' off the bed to make a snowman. It is a good snow for that and beautiful.

By Greta Armata (Gretania) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 08:04 am:

Bunnies used to be a big problem in our neighborhood but now we have a little red fox and a red-tailed hawk that have taken up residence and the bunny army has noticably lessened in number. Amazing how nature gets in to do the job...and I'm in the middle of the city (Milwaukee). I often see the fox patrolling the alley along with the 'possums and gigantic raccoons that live in the sewers.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 08:09 am:

I have some of the laziest, but smart, wild rabbits living in our horse barn. They eat the grain that the horses spill, they have choice alfalfa hay to eat also. And they have bedding to sleep on. Their biggest asset is we don't let our Scottish Terriers down there.That would be the eviction notice to those rabbits.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 08:33 am:

Love the first photo.
Chill and numbs from head to toe
icy sun with frosty glow
(Black Sabbath)

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 08:44 am:

The tracks are a fun way to see the wildlife in the winter, we are too noisy to see real animals.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 09:19 am:

That first photo reminds me of when we lived in North Dakota....such a cold but dry climate, we often saw the air filled with ice crystals! brrr

By Jackie Ogden (Jackieo) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 03:44 pm:

Very cold here this morning! I had -18 BURRRRRR!!!
Happy day to all.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 03:55 pm:

Judging from the frosted window pic in particular, Winter's not over yet! Good pics.

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