Sunday, January 1, 2012

Minus 3 Below on New Years Day!

Happy New Year!!!
2012 has started off nice and cold at Kenai Lake!
The temperatures dropped to 5 below last night.
I'm sure it's going to be colder tonight!!!
Hopefully it's warmer where you live!!!!
I have a friend who was up in Tok Alaska and her temperature 
was down to 25 below!
Burr, that's cold!

When I took my walk I noticed the rabbits in the area 
are eating the small pine needles off the spruce trees.
I didn't realize this was part of their diet, so I learned
something new today!

This Spruce has some great markings on it.
I love the texture of this can see where little bugs were
hard at work before the bark came off.

Then a little further on I noticed the snow on the tree trunks.

The last snow fall left beautiful snow
sculptures on the trees.  I am always amazed 
at all the variations nature brings.

Down on the lake the wind was urging me back indoors.
I didn't hesitate today!  
Happy New Year Again to all of you!
Stay Warm!


  1. Gorgeous Chris! Those markings in the tree bark look almost like native american drawings!
    Beautiful also those snow sculptures on the side of the trees. Thank you! :-)

  2. Oh wow, look at that snow! Gorgeous shots! Sounds really cold over there. It is very hot and sunny here, we are swimming! Happy 2012. x

  3. Oh, what a beautiful pictures! I wish you a happy and healthy 2012!
    Enjoy the snow..we haven't had some this winter ;O(

  4. Burrrr it is cold up there! Your walk was so pretty, thanks for taking us along, the trees look like they have ladders going up them! - A very Happy New Year to you and your family, my friend! xo

  5. Woaw...che meraviglia tutta questa soffice neve!
    Grazie per queste immagini, qui in Italia c'è molto freddo e ghiaccio, ma non la neve....
    Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

  6. I feel cold just looking at your post ,time to snuggle under a warm blanket i thinkx

  7. I am passionate about snow and the colours of a winter landscape. You are right; nature brings us so much variety and is surely the very best craftsman or woman!

    Your blog is beautiful. I wish you a joyful, peaceful, and creative new year.