The river is open in town and the Trumpeter Swans are hanging out.
I start to shiver when I see their feet on the ice, of course they are well adapted and have a series of arteries and veins wrapped around each other, with the arterial blood being warmer and the venous blood being cooler it all balances out. Waterfowl only lose 5 % of their body heat through their feet. They can cut that 5% in half by tucking up one leg and foot into the warmth of their feathers.
You can barely see that foot tucked up. I am not so sure how they stay upright for great lengths of time on one foot but they do.
I get cold feet too. It has been a long winter. We are back to sub zero weather again.
These beautiful knit socks will help keep me warm! Thanks Nancy..they are wonderful! I have not had a pair of hand knit socks in 62 years. The last pair I had were knit by my paternal grandmother. So these are special socks and I will try to wear them and not keep them for good. You all know how that goes…keeping something for a special occasion and never really enjoying it to it’s full potential cause you are saving it for good.