HAPPY NEW WEEK!
I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe week.
Here are some links to pictures of the Indiana winter. You can look at them if you want to.
My region has had so much snow, rain, and ice that the long Wabash River has been flooding in many areas. It flowed into Prophetstown State Park, near Lafayette, Indiana, up on the prairie where I grew up. The flood waters turned to ice, trapping the fish, and groups of juvenile Bald Eagles have been gathering on the prairie ice to peck out the frozen fish for their meals. PHOTO HERE
Ice is building up in the canyon at Bear Hollow in Turkey Run State Park, which is just down the road from me. PHOTO HERE
The polar vortex winter has been piling up the shelf ice on Lake Michigan north of me. PHOTO HERE The structure is a light house.
An extremely rare (endangered) Whooping Crane has been spending the winter socializing with a flock of Sandhill Cranes, a couple of counties south of me. PHOTO HERE
Take care, all.
Wow DIANE. Wonderful pics of ice. Thank you. Just what I need as here we are at the start of another heatwave. The media are gleefully predicting a run of 37’s, up to 40 C next weekend.
During a recent visit to North Parklands near River Torrens, I saw a flock of Long Billed Corellas busily feasting under the trees, in and out of the dappled sunlight.
This one displaying its bright chest feathers.
Good morning - another bright start to the day. Thanks, DIANE, for the new week - and for sharing all the pictures! AQ - sorry the heat has returned - hope you can keep cool - and no weeding! LINDA - slight mist has cleared here, although forecast just now insisted we still have it! I gather it is really foggy down south! Enjoy the family lunch. BJANE - sorry about that awful fall - it sounds really bad, and I hope you got checked over! I hope there will be no lasting effects, and do be especially careful while you still have ice. Have a good day, everyone. OG.
bjane: I am so very, very sorry about your fall. Conditions sound dire there. I was thinking about you just yesterday. I hope you won't have any lasting effects from your injuries, especially your knee. Take care and stay indoors as much as possible until spring! Sending you healing energy!
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