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forestgnome
01-16-2009, 07:48 AM
...'cause I'm not coming out. No way. Not gonna do it. Wait...is that a peeper I hear?!... I think it's a peeper...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/pbasemoose4.jpg


http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/pbaseprovincepond.jpg



http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/pbasemoose111.jpg


Talk me off the ledge...show me some springtime...please...

CHRIS
01-16-2009, 08:21 AM
Awesome pictures as usual. I also can't wait for spring. Keep them coming.
And thanks for posting.

Steve M
01-16-2009, 09:10 AM
Nice pics.

Spring...you want spring? You haven't even fully enjoyed winter yet.:) Think of all the skiing left to do, and snowshoeing, and snow machine riding, and...

forestgnome
01-16-2009, 05:14 PM
Nice pics.

Spring...you want spring? You haven't even fully enjoyed winter yet.:) Think of all the skiing left to do, and snowshoeing, and snow machine riding, and...

At -25f, even the dog ran back to the door after doing her business this morning. Snowshoeing is great when you can feel your face. I'm afraid our "mild" winters are a thing of the past :(

Steve M
01-16-2009, 06:14 PM
At -25f, even the dog ran back to the door after doing her business this morning. Snowshoeing is great when you can feel your face. I'm afraid our "mild" winters are a thing of the past :(

I guess when all you can do is dream of those things you look at from a different perspective.:)

Jimmy Legs and Little d
01-17-2009, 01:00 PM
[QUOTE=forestgnome;28362] I'm afraid our "mild" winters are a thing of the past.

I guess you can contribute that to global warming.:rolleyes:

TrishandAlex
01-17-2009, 02:21 PM
[QUOTE=forestgnome;28362] I'm afraid our "mild" winters are a thing of the past.

I guess you can contribute that to global warming.:rolleyes:

Global warming is not the right phrase...climate change is more accurate, since certain parts of the world (like northeastern USA) will actually freeze up while other parts will become arid and hot, due to temp fluxes that occur with ocean current shifts and slow-downs. It's a complex system, not a straightforward everything-gets-hot situation.

Now, back to the originally scheduled program...;)

krummholz
01-17-2009, 03:40 PM
I love the photo with the trillium in the foreground and the floppy ears in the background. I never get tired of moose pictures!

forestgnome
01-17-2009, 06:50 PM
I'll be ok. Whoa, that might have been my earliest cabin fever near-meltdown ever.:eek: I hiked Mt. Chocorua today and it was really nice in the forest, although windy over treeline. Tomorrow I'll be enjoying fresh powder at Bretton Woods in reasonable temps.

Silver lining: I've been going through albums of images, catching up on deleting and rearranging, etc. The spring images have me daydreaming and planning hikes for spring and summer. :D

Here's a few overlooked images I've rediscovered while confined indoors during that cold snap...

mama and calf molting off the winter coat. Mama's pinned ear is very basic moose body language. They drop their ears and lower their head to show discomfort of some sort. I think she was unhappy because I got a little close to her calf. She moved in front of the calf and I backed away a bit, then she was fine again.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/pbasemoose116.jpg



a new black bear cub, a little on the brown side, on a giant white pine...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/pbasecub-1.jpg

KD Talbot
01-17-2009, 08:52 PM
Amazing again, Patrick! Can't wait to see the Chocorua pics!

KDT