21 February 2011

Winter Aliens Part I

Nothing like going out to inspect aliens in the dead of winter.


Snow


But plowed roads. Mostly.



One field had cows, horses, turkey and ...

Deer. Who didn't take kindly to my stopping to photograph them. 

 They ran in front of the truck and sprang oh so gracefully over the fences.

Did I mention the turkeys? They didn't care what I was doing as long as I didn't get too close. 

Of course there was Devils Tower in all its misty glory.



Where the deer couldn't find hay on the ground, they took to the stacks. 

The road goes ever on and on...

Until the next ranch.

Part II - More winter landscapes.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Drawn to Devil's Tower once again, I see.

Tell Modulake from Zircon I said hello!

Thanks for the nice pics btw.

Gabriele C. said...

You got SNOW.

*is jealous*

Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

I love these photos, Constance! Very nice. We need something like Devil's Tower in Minnesota to add to our charm.

Constance Brewer said...

Would you like our snow, Gabrielle? We're getting more. :) I'm ready for it to stop, along with the negative numbers.

Constance Brewer said...

Anon, I only go where my job sends me... which is around Devils Tower. What can I say?

More pics next week.

Constance Brewer said...

Kathleen - Thanks. You could always come out and visit you know. :) Or maybe I need to come there and get some culture...

Carla said...

Fantastic pictures. Do the turkeys not mind being outside in the snow? I was always told that turkeys have to be raised indoors because they don't cope well with cold. Maybe they are different species.
Devil's Tower is just extraordinary. It looks like a marooned spaceship or something. What is it geologically?

Constance Brewer said...

Carla, these are wild turkeys and pretty tough. Snow doesn't bother them.
Devils Tower is an igneous inclusion. Some want to say it is a volcanic neck, but there is no evidence of other volcanic material in the neighborhood. It's igneous rock and everything else around there is sedimentary rock, so it really stands out.

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Anonymous said...

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Constance Brewer said...

But you're an ANONYMOUS raving lunatic...