Friday, January 6, 2012

Life at the strip pits

I ran out to the strip pit area night before last to see what I could see....as you can see by the photo below we have had some cold weather.
If I had to title this photo, I would call it Teepees on Ice...just reminded me of an Indian village if I use my imagination.
There were several geese out as the sun started to set...I suppose they were coming in from the fields.
I am not sure if the above will show on your computer...it is very dark at best. So I hit the auto levels button and got the bottom photo...not your greatest photo but it shows the geese better.
I always wonder what they have seen in their travels to get here.
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It is supposed to get up in the high 50's today...I am trying to make up my mind if I want to stay home or want to get out and go while the going is good. I actually wish I could do both, cause I really feel like staying home, yet I feel like we should take advantage of the nice weather and get out while the getting it good.

15 comments:

Sandra said...

i have to stay home, waiting on the cable girl to come. i bet that many geese were making a loud noise, i saw a few last week and wow were they loud, maybe 6 of them. never seen this many at one time. beautiful photos

Susan said...

It does look like an Indian village. That's great! The geese pictures are awesome. Beautiful shots!

don said...

A fine trip to the strip pits that paid off very well. nice shot of the teepee scene. I like it! :-) The birds wandering across the sky always make me wonder if they know where they are going.

Lois Evensen said...

Wow, so many geese. We generally don't see them in such big flocks. Love the first image with the snow/ice. Wonderful image.

MyNorth said...

Isn't is just beautiful the way everything freezes.
Great shot of the migratory geese. They must be taking advantage of the mild weather.
BTW, what exactly are strip pits?

Ellie said...

Wow, so many geese - great shot, especially the one of the sunset. That is some beautiful sky.

Montanagirl said...

I know what you mean: I'm SUCH a homebody, but the Snowy Owls keep calling to me. We saw 4 more today, but they are spooky and my shots aren't the best.

Maple Lane said...

Nice photos, Rose. We are scheduled for rain, so we did get out a while today to enjoy the warm sun.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Judy said...

Hahaha it does look like teepees. I missed a great photo opportunity of some pelicans :(

Linda G. said...

It WAS a lovely day today. It felt more like an early Spring day than Winter. I like that first picture and can imagine a field of teepees as well!

Lindy MacDuff said...

You call it Teepees on Ice...I saw diving duck bottoms at first glance! LOL!

I love seeing large flocks of birds like you show of the geese. A friend shared a video with me yesterday of a "murmuration" of starlings. I'm including the link for you. I think you'll be impressed.
http://vimeo.com/31158841

Gill - That British Woman said...

we are having a couple of days where it is above freezing giving us a nice break from winter......

Gill in Canada

EG Wow said...

I wonder if the birds can see because there's still light up there long after there's no light below. Not sure about that.

Mary said...

Love the sky colors.

Marie said...

Great photos, Rose! I love the "teepees"...wanted to thank you for your sweet comments, and also tell you that I didn't mean to post your blog address for Mary (Faith, Frabric & Photos) so people could come by. I've corrected my mistake, but encouraged people to visit you both! :-)

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