A little reminder out here JOTOLR that winter's still got a grip. The temperature dropped like a stone last evening as we finished up the chores before heading in for the night. Fifteen degrees plus 25 mph winds made us hurry. I always worry a bit about the animals outside in the elements. But they seem to find places to bed down where the wind doesn't buffet them, but instead seems to be deflected.
This morning, though, all is bright. Crisp and cold, no doubt about it, but pretty with nearly cloudless blue skies and a bright forecast .
Now, both wild and domestic critters are happily soaking up the sunshine BTU's, some simply flaked out on their sides (cows), soaking up the sun, and others flitting about, prospecting for hidden delicacies in their favorite haunts.