Today’s adventure took me out into the snow and 5 degree weather. There is a limited number of pictures you can take before your fingers and thumb starts to go numb and hurt. Yes! How can they be numb and hurt at the same time.
It is not snowing, that is snow blowing off the trees.
Below are the snapshots of the videos I took. The videos are located on YouTube. I looked for other hosting sites, but my quick search turned up Facebook and YouTube. Click on the link below the pictures to see the vide0.
The Parks Snow Video
Freezing in the Snow
For the best effect, pause the video and scroll around.
Located off of one of the busiest street in Baton Rouge, you will find Bluebonnet Swamp. It was a nice morning for a walk.
Or, laying in the sun.
When visiting the swamp remember to:
- Stay on the path – their are critters larking in the swamp.
- Beware of touching plants – it could be poison ivy.
- Wear insect repellant – because the unofficial bird of Louisiana in the mosquito.
On Easter Sunday in 1970, the Baton Rouge Zoo first opened to the public. A lot of credit is due to Bill Black, a.k.a Buckskin Bill, who was a popular children’s TV host. He would end his program everyday saying “Baton Rouge needs a zoo.” He encourage children to collect pennies and donate them so the Zoo could purchase an elephant. The children would line up outside the studio to donate the pennies they collected. The campaign was so successful, the children collected enough money to buy two elephants. One of the elephants was named Penny.
There are currently no elephants at the zoo. When one of the last two died, the other was ship off to another zoo so it would not be lonely.
The zoo is located in Louisiana, so of course, there are alligators.
This alligator look big and mean enough to go through the fence if he was hungry.
The trip to the zoo was worth it, just to get this picture.
I caught these birds doing… well I will give you a hint. They are in a nest.
This little one decided to pose for me while I was standing there.
It a very pretty area. A nice area to walk around, or take the train.
Eagle Scout Park is one of my favor places to get outside and exercise. With the weather at 16 degrees and ice/snow on the ground it was a beautiful site.