|Looking Northeast from the White Mountain Ledge|
|Deer Signs on Arbutus Hill|
There were also signs of browse, including scrapes on these birch trees, with scrapings well above my head indicating a fairly good size deer. (Linda likes the colors of new snow under the tree cover on a bright, cold day!)
|Barbara R. Smyth Trail|
The bright blue sky and brilliant sun made for another fabulous day; I captured this scene along the Barbara R. Smyth trail where deciduous tress and the recent logging let in abundant sunshine.
Today I took a ski on the lake; it's been cold enough that the air vents on the beaver lodges haven't even thawed out. Again, not many tracks, but the cold didn't stop this mouse from making his rounds up and over this lodge.
|Mouse Tracks on a Beaver Lodge|
|Blue Jay Landing Site|
Here's an interesting pattern left by a Blue Jay landing in the light snow, with its individual feathers leaving their own imprint.
If you haven't seen the article in the Weirs Times about the Wicwas Lake Grange, you can find it here: Weirs Times 20 January 2011 Edition. It has some nice history about the Grange as well as the local area. We are fortunate to still have this Grange which is named after the lake, as many have closed. Both the Winnepesaukee Grange in Meredith Village and the Garnet Hill Grange in Center Harbor have closed, merging with the Wicwas Grange.