Sunday, January 23, 2011
Deep Snow and Growing Colder
Yeah, it was kind of cold today, somewhere in the low teens. But I heard it should be REALLY cold tomorrow: way below zero and very windy. So Sue and I agreed that we ought to get outdoors today, while we could. We met at the end of Potter Road in Moreau and headed down through the woods to the frozen-over Hudson. Believe me, that snow was DEEP! Even in snowshoes we often sank up to our knees. We took turns breaking trail, because the going was hard.
As we made our way to the end of Rippled Rocks Point, we heard ravens croaking as if in alarm, so we thought we might have a chance to see an eagle. And so we did, flying right over our heads. (By the time my mittened hand managed to open my camera, the eagle was long gone.) At about this time, the sun emerged from the clouds to warm our cold-stiffened faces.
Sue managed to get a photo of that eagle as it disappeared downstream. You can see her photo and read her account of today's adventure on her blog Water Lily by clicking here.
That eagle was probably flying over this bay to check on the deer carcass lying out on the ice. As this photo shows, it wasn't worth the eagle's time to stop for a bite. Nothing left.