Last week's blizzard dumped 18" of snow on us, leaving no question as to whether this year would be a white Christmas! It was a heavy, wet snow that stuck to whatever surface it landed upon. This type of snow makes for very beautiful scenery, but as you'll see below -- isn't the best for the trees!
|With the size of this oak, it should have been able to withstand the storm. However, it had been growing in the shadow of a larger tree that we had removed when Beaver Tree was out; thus, it isn't as strong as it should be.
|Spruce with their winter jackets on.
|Turns out, wildlife like our bridge across Mud Creek just as much as we do!
Those are all wildlife tracks in the photo; recognize any of them?
|Mud Creek has never looked so nice!
|Popple, thin and tall.
|The "Enchanted Forest" (name given by the Arington grand kids) looks even more enchanted!
|Young oaks that did not fare well during the storm.
|This walnut tree's lower limbs are bearing a lot of weight. But my (extremely limited) forestry expertise tells me it should be pruned anyway... right Arik?
|These white pine were planted by students on Arbor Day a couple years ago and are doing great!
|Husker Barn and farm house.
|View down Husker Road.