Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Refuge

We ran an errand..Okay we went to Menards in Detroit Lakes to buy a new folding table and a few solar lights… big shopping trip!  We came back through Tamarac Wildlife Refuge.

Hardly a creature was stirring. No birds…no deer.

Pine Lake

There was a dog out on the ice with some fishermen on Pine Lake.

Ottertail River

The Ottertail River is low.  Usually we can spot an Eagle or two here. Nada.  After we got home I heard that over fifty Bald Eagles were at Flat Lake…so we were close but no cigar.

Somone bit off more than he could chew

Someone was working on a big tree…I wonder how long until it topples over?

Chance at the refuge

Sunday was a lovely day for an outing.  It was 70 F or 21 C eh!  We drove slowly through the refuge with our windows down …it was a real treat.  That was our last warm day.  Monday our temperatures dropped by 40 degrees…much more seasonal for us.  It was nice while it lasted…it was just a taste of spring.  It gives the cooped up people hope that spring will come eventually.

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24 comments:

  1. Very nice photos. So glad you had warmer temps for your drive. Chance looks like he is enjoying the day!

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  2. Lovely photos ! It is windy and chilly here this morning but sun and warm this afternoon so I am hopeful lol ! Shame about no Eagles there for you to photograph . We have a big old Mr Skunk visiting our yard at night saw him on the shed ramp last night gona have to keep an eye on the yard poor Miggs remembers last years skunk meeting and she shy's away from it now unlike then oh look a kitty OH NO !! lol ! she got sprayed good it took almost a year to get the smell out and we used everything lol Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  3. 70 sounds nice, better than our 45. No creatures, that is how it goes sometimes. When you expect to see something you don't, and when you don't expect to see something you do. Hope you enjoy that lovely spring weather.

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  4. Nice pictures! I love driving around (especially with the windows down) looking at nature. Was very warm here yesterday, then the temps dropped drastically. Much cooler today but normal. At least it feels like Spring is comin

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  5. Happy St. Patty's Day. I know it's secondary to Urdo in your part of the world, but I'm just reminding myself to wear green. Thanks for the stroll and the nice drive. :-)

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  6. The pictures are nice, even though there isn't any wildlife...the water and the woods are lovely. Interesting to see a beaver cutting away at the tree. Those warm days in the north are a treat, for sure!

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  7. That last picture is really nice and we too have dropped in temps but are supposed to be near 70 again Friday. This morning just a tad of snow on the ground - we'll take it!

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  8. Nice photos of your Refuge drive! Never know what you may see there!

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  9. Morning, wonderful scenery eh, beautiful weather to enjoy. Blessings Francine.

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  10. Love the photo of Chance! It even looks "warm"!!

    And the Beaver has been very busy huh? :)

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  11. I'll bet you're loving the warm weather! Looks like Chance likes it too. :)

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  12. So good to see pictures of Tamarac!

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  13. Thanks for sharing those great photos of the northland getting a glimpse of spring. Even a day or two of warmth really does life our spirits, doesn't it!

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  15. The last two days have been dreary - overcast with nary a ray of sunshine. Yuck!

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  16. While traveling towards Boone yesterday we saw Chance's twin. The border collie was out sitting and string at the pen full of sheep. I think he was on duty as he didn't see us drive by or he chose not to stir. Another pretty black and white.

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  17. Some days thoing are just quiet. Some days the luck isn't there.

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  18. We've been away, so I've just been catching up on your posts. Glad you finally got some 'decent' weather, but would it be very unusual for you NOT to get any more snow accumulation this early on? It seems weird to see your snow stick 'naked':) We have had an early Spring here, and even in Oliver, where the winters are colder, the daffodils and forsythia are blooming, and we ran the lawnmower over the grass before we left.
    If Chance is overweight, it would be good to get some of it off, it would be much easier on his joints, especially if he has some arthritis. He is the same age as Jake. We all want Chance to be a ball playing crazy border collie as long as possible:)

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  19. I love going to Menards, though I don't have such a scenic route as you do. Officer Friendly would have taken any route where he could see eagles. Good to have the car windows down, though, right?

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  20. Nice photos. A day of warmth and sunshine really lifts our spirits.

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  21. I was in Georgia and South Carolina and missed the warm days here but it sure was nice to come back and see the snow all gone and the sun shining today.

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  22. Well, at least you got a few chances to enjoy those 70 degree temps! Back to normal now, I guess :(

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  23. Those beavers, I guess that's who was working on that tree, chose a big project!
    70 degrees must have been heavenly.

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  24. 21 C! Wow - that's summer for us!

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