Friday, February 12, 2010

A Snowy Drive
Today was a beautiful, crisp winter day,
so I decided to take the long way home on my way back from town.
I don't often go down by the lake in the winter,
simply because the access roads are usually hazardous.
But as the road crews have been busy clearing the roads this past week,
I decided to travel that way.

While waiting for an appointment I spied this little guy outside the window.
(Click on the photo.)

Wonder where this squirrel is headed?

Guess he found a way to avoid the traffic.

Driving down to the lake.

Just don't go off the road as there is quite a drop on either side.

The road was fairly clear - until I reached the bottom.
There the sun never gets a chance to warm the pavement,
melting the snow and ice.

Poor, poor farmer is still hanging around.

Crossing over Moores Creek.
This road is usually flooded here in the spring
and actually becomes part of Lake Monroe.

I parked the car and ventured out into the snow to take some pictures.

Off in the distance,
it looks like the main body of Lake Monroe is ice-free.

The state limits building on the shores of the lake
as they wish to preserve a natural view from the lake.

American Sycamores.

Close-up picture of the bark of
an American Sycamore.

Time to head back up the hill.

Remember, do as I say and not as I do:
don't drive and take pictures.

Stream alongside the road.

I hope you enjoyed our little trip.
Thanks for coming along for the ride.


Rosie Hawthorne said...

Absolutely beautiful photographs.
I have a favorite.

Marilyn said...

Ooh, do tell. Which one?

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Eleventh picture up.
"Off in the distance,
it looks like the main body of Lake Monroe is ice-free."

Marilyn said...

I actually have three favorite pictures in this post: the one with the notation "I parked the car...", the one looking off to the main part of the lake with the boulder in the foreground and the second picture of the American Sycamores.

Thanks for letting me know which one you liked best.