Winter Scenery in Marquette County

Parade of Wild Turkeys

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Kathleen's Blog, Winter Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

Parade of Wild Turkeys

Ratcheting their heads back and forth, wild turkeys parade through the snow, leaving their footprints to remind us that winter is filled with life.

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January Thaw

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Winter Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

January Thaw

Open water on the Montello river heralds a January thaw and a glimpse of the spring that we can count on returning to us in all its glory.

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Crane Calls Echo

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Kathleen's Blog, Winter Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

Crane Calls Echo

Crane calls echo in our heads long after they are gone because we wait for them to return in spring. Elegant, primeval, languorous, beautiful, Sandhill Cranes imprint themselves in the minds of us who love birds and nature.

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Sunrise

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Winter Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

Sunrise

A January sunrise is all the more beautiful when it comes on a crackling cold morning and turns the frozen, barren ground to pinky gold. 

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Subtle Colors of Winter

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Winter Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

Subtle Colors of Winter

Winter makes you work for its beauty since our eyes and bodies often grow lazy during the lush days of summer when it’s easy to look upon the bright colors of blooms and bask in the warm sun.  Winter makes you bundle up and find its beauty in a wash of browns, a palette of gray and the nuance of whites.

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Red Cedar Cones

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Winter Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

Red Cedar Cones

Some people don’t like red cedar, but I leave them grow on my land and watch the cedar wax wings eat the blue cones, which look like berries, on the dark green branches in the winter.   Indigo buntings and gray catbirds often use the papery bark of a cedar to build their nests come spring.  Others build their nests within the prickly branches, out of reach of predators.

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