Today was the first day of exams...but since all my classes had short exams that could be taken during the last days of regular class, I only had one exam to deal with this morning...now I am free!
I decided that I had neglected the creek behind the house way too long, and so when I got home I set about to remedy this situation. I grabbed the little tri-stool, my camera and the cell phone, and out I went. It was quite peaceful, though a bit chilly. I found a few surprises waiting on me. Firstly, tri-stools don't do well in sand. I know; that was a "no, shit!" comment. I did find some good surprises though.
TRACKS! Coon, or possum, perhaps. A little big for coon but you never know. We also have skunks and fox roaming around.... They like the little bank, with its rocky sandy soil. I've found many a sparkly stone on its banks.
And here is some proof on how cold it has been. There is still ICE in places, even though the water is running at a pretty good clip.
Just before leaving, I took a final farewell, and found a little something that had been left just for me! Judging by all the tappin' going on today, I'd say a woodpecker has been here recently. You never know what you'll find if you look down.
Thank youuuuu for the feather!
Next time: pics of the Christmas party of school, and the "freak" snowstorm last weekend.