|Laying in the Snow-light|
The snow had fallen through the small gap between the two sections of the four lane expressway. This snow landed in a way that made it look as if the snow was a shadow in reverse. Or was the snow representing where the Sun would shine down on the pavement below? Anyway, I haven't seen anyone post an image quite like it, and I've seen a zillion of the "other view".
|A rare owl sighting|
Now owls are common here, but due to their nocturnal ways and their silent flight, they are not often seen, and hardly ever during the day. However; during Winter you can often hear them hooting during daylight hours, so you know they are out and about. Seeing one is rare though. I counted myself not only blessed to have seen this one, but doubly so that I was able to stop, fumble for my camera, set up the shot, and take not one, but two snaps, before the critter took flight again.
I'm pretty certain this was a Barred Owl, which are fairly common around Waterloo/Cedar Falls. I love these critters because they sound like they are saying, "Who-cooks-for-you?" when they hoot. But this owl wasn't the only wildlife I saw. Not more than a hundred yards later I saw about half a dozen white tailed deer as well.
That was a pretty good "Snow Home From Work" ride, if I do say so myself.