In the past week, a powerful storm caused high winds with heavy rain. A few days later, a second cyclonic-like storm hit us again with high winds, colder temperatures and heavy snow. Thousands of trees and utility lines were brought down, paralyzing the region. Here are some “front door” views from our home in northern New Jersey.
This week saw my neighbor’s fenced-in yard as a snowy overnight sanctuary for a small herd of deer.
But was it the nearby Gray Squirrel who REALLY felt threatened?
You can’t make this stuff up, folks. In time frame, this is exactly as it happened, except the deer images were taken one day prior. But on this actual day, the deer were there an hour before I noticed their absence, replaced by the fox. The fox` and the squirrel (outside the fenced area,) were photographed in quick succession actually looking towards each other, at a distance of about 25 yards.
As usual, click on the images for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂
Tibbets Point Lighthouse is located at the end of Cape Vincent, New York State, where the waters of Lake Ontario flow into the St. Lawrence River, and eventually to the North Atlantic Ocean nearly 1000 miles to the east. On a frigid winter’s night 25 years ago, I visited this starkly isolated, ice and snowbound place; its silently rotating beam offering the only solace on a cold lonely night at the end of the road.
As usual, thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome. M 🙂
The breathtaking view of this morning’s pristine snowfall was beautifully captured by our neighbor just after the clouds cleared, and moments before it effectively disappeared with the warmth of the sun and accompanying breezes.
My gratitude to Judy for allowing us to share her image as a guest contributor.
As usual, thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂