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Images of the snow we got back in November at the family farm property. The first image is from the top of the north hill. To the left of this images is a small down hill slopping field that is probably 5 or 6 acores in size that turns into woodlands on the bottom side. Most of the snow we got here this winter amounted to what you see in these images, not much. Maybe 4 to 5 inches at most. Today storm has dropped about 14 inches so far and is not expected to stop for another few hours. I bet the boys can't wait to go to the farm now for slay riding. landscape53 Image of the south hill. The boys favorite place to go slay riding, tobogganing and tubing. The truck on the top of the hill is my parents. landscape54   IMG_1629 My oldest son Michael-C on the right giving sown boarding a try. along with my refuel Patrick. They don't make it for far on any of they're try's this day with out falling down after twenty feet or a little more. They had fun though. IMG_1622

Last week when I went for my walk I went to a place that I have not been in some time. Last year I spent a lot of time here taking images of the Pileated Woodpeckers, Scarlet Tanagers and a host of other birds. This day felt new to my. The ground had a fresh layer of new snow on it that was like a new adventure for  me, like an unspooled wilderness to explore. I loved it!  On this adventure I only saw a hand full of Chickadees, two Downey Woodpeckers and a Male Red-belled Woodpecker that I'll share on my next post. The top image is were I found the male Scarlet Tanager off to the left as you go down the old logging trial. I only saw the male this past year. The bottom image is were I found the Pileated Woodpecker. Both images are from the Binghamton area of New York State. snow 13