Had another winter outing with the Z50.

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We decided to go snowshoeing again today. We heard that there was a lot of snow in the Tetons.

The ride was a little scary. We almost turned around. But decided to change our plans and go somewhere closer. Getting outdoors more this winter has been my goal. It has sure made the long winters we have here more tolerable. Luckily we haven't been hit with much below zero Fahrenheit weather.

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Palisades Creek Trail is beautiful any time. Plus we figured the wind wouldn't be bad. It was a winter wonderland!

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For me, the beautiful snow on the branches was the star of the day. This is my favorite photo from the outing.
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The wind blowing the snow off the trees.
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There was a dead deer by the side of the road with this creature keeping guard. I am not great with birds, but I'm pretty sure it is a golden eagle.
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Beautiful set Terri. Thank you very much once again for bringing real winter scenes to me. I actually just had a T shirt and enjoying the sun this afternoon at 70ºF.
 
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Awesome set of images, Terry. Nice variety from broad vistas to the details of the snow covered branches. Oh yeah, and an eagle. They can be hard to distinguish but I'm fairly certain that's an immature bald eagle. The beak is the giveaway when able to view this closely. Golden had a smaller beak without as dramatic of a hook on the end. Check out the link below.

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Beautiful winter images Terry. And nice shot of an immature bald eagle. Can't tell from looking at this shot but another difference to distinguish Golden from Bald is that Golden have there feet feathered right down to the claws. whereas Bald Eagles show a little ankle.:)
 
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Awesome set of images, Terry. Nice variety from broad vistas to the details of the snow covered branches. Oh yeah, and an eagle. They can be hard to distinguish but I'm fairly certain that's an immature bald eagle. The beak is the giveaway when able to view this closely. Golden had a smaller beak without as dramatic of a hook on the end. Check out the link below.

bald versus golden eagle
That makes it easy to see the difference. It makes sense because there are lots of bald eagles in this area!
 
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Beautiful winter images Terry. And nice shot of an immature bald eagle. Can't tell from looking at this shot but another difference to distinguish Golden from Bald is that Golden have there feet feathered right down to the claws. whereas Bald Eagles show a little ankle.:)
Thanks so much. Maybe one of these days I'll learn my birds better!! We have a lot of bald eagles in Idaho so it makes sense that this would be an immature bald eagle.
 
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Really nice set, Terri. I like your pick of the snow on the branches.

Like Phil, I was stuck water skiing yesterday in 78 degree weather.
Thanks, Mitch. That's too bad that you had to be stuck water skiing. You probably get way more use of your boat than we get here!! Our family has an old, beat up boat. But we keep it running because we usually only use it once a year on our Redfish Lake vacation.
 
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