Sunday, January 20, 2008

Blue Cloud Abbey

The bell tower.

Can't you just feel the cold?
Actually, the snow in this shot is misleading; there was very little of it once we crossed into South Dakota -- large patches of ground were bare.

The Abbey is directly below the usual flight route from the northwest to the Twin Cities. Sometimes the planes are the only noise you will hear. This shot was with a 400mm lens moderately cropped.

There were more squirrels than birds. This one was substantially larger than the red squirrels I have in my yard -- Fox Squirrel?