Friday, January 1, 2010


In the peaceful calm of the morning, I found prints from creatures who had recently passed through my area. "Tracking” is not solely a country sport. Prints are easily found in the city, however the timeline to find them is shorter due to being covered by the congestion or traffic. Early morning is the best time for this, when prints are fresh and undisturbed. Here are some of the prints I found this morning in the dusting of snow we had overnight.

A small creature, wandering alone.

A larger four-footed animal traveling with a large two-footed animal. This is a common occurence around here. These different species are known to depend upon each other for food or comfort.

Several large two-footed animals possibly looking for food, or attempting to prevent inevitable weight gain during dark winter months.

A crossing of paths between small and large creatures. It is amazing that they can co-exist in peace, adapting to each others habitats.

The fleeting "paintings" of a sprite believed to exist but never seen, very much like "Bigfoot" or the yeti. "Jack Frost" leaves his marks just before dawn on very cold nights.

These are some of the largest tracks found in this area, native to much of the "civilized" world. These creatures slumber at any time of the day, only awakening when being called upon to carry their owners to another location. They are completely dependent upon their owners, who are in turn dependent on them.

Get out there and have some fun in "Nature" today. You don't have to live in the country to enjoy the snow!


farmlady said...

This is great fun! Such perspective on the tracks we leave. Thanks.

MyStory of HiStory said...

What a FUN post...after what looks like a fun time you had outdoors. It was SOOO windy here last night - but it looks like the storm is winding down now.

MaddyG said...

Love the tracks!
Enjoying your blog! ; )

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Hi folks,
There's plenty more winter to come, and there's sure to be lots of fun out there.

Hi MaddyG,
I'm glad you stopped by. Thanks for the good words!