THE CAMPUS CAUGHT A HEAVY COLD

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With my electric blanket and Pearl’s heating pad we survived the storm quite well and awakened to blue sky and puffy clouds and snow on the roofs…….and 6°! !

But, we landscape photographers can not ignore this kind of scene so…….

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The good folks at Medford Leas had the roads and driveways  plowed by 7:30 so I could get out.  I fortified quickly with some breakfast, boots, long johns, a sweater layer and a fresh battery and headed out.  With my balaclava I was good to go except there were slippery icy spots of which I had to be careful.  Along the red trail there were plenty of critter tracks in the snow and even a faint odor of skunk but no deer or big-foot tracks.  No one was using the resting bench, either.

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There were nice things to see along the way, particularly in the warm light of early morning winter sun.

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Over at the nature center green house the heating system was already having its way.

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The plants inside were warm and secure, wondering what all the fuss was about.

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One more stop, at the atrium within the Community Center, and some winterberry that has escaped the birds so far.

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A quite beautiful morning.  Now, back to the cave to enjoy it from inside and with a cup of coffee.

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