Some color in the white-ness

With the foggy, snowy conditions we are currently experiencing, it’s hard to find some color in this landscape.  Unless some animals creep into the view, it’s really a pretty monochromatic scene in the marsh and on the lake at Snail Lake Park.  There was nothing stirring here on this chilly, snowy morning.

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The sky and lake blend into one another at the horizon.

The sky and lake blend into one another at the horizon.  A lone human walks to or from one of the ice houses in the distance on Snail Lake.

Another brave soul ventures on onto the ice to walk her three dogs.

Another brave soul ventures on onto the ice to walk her three dogs.

Now, here is what I would really like to see wandering about in the vast field of snow.

Now, here is what I would really like to see wandering about in the vast field of snow in the backyard.

I have seen a red fox several times in the far backyard this winter, but have been too slow with the camera to get a photo of it.  Fellow Minnesotan Mark Udstrand stumbled upon this red fox several years ago and was able to photograph its hunting and playing (with a mouse) for over an hour.  You can view a slideshow of his fantastic photos here.

Another fellow Minnesotan (Paul Sundberg) has also had great luck photographing his resident Red Fox and you can view his photos here.

Maybe some day I’ll be able to post my own photos of this adept and beautiful hunter.

One thought on “Some color in the white-ness

  1. The one time I caught a red fox pouncing as if playing a game until he saw me watching and ran away. Of course, I didn’t have my camera! Never had such an opportunity again – oh, well, maybe one day. 🙂

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