After a day of snow and cold, the sun came out today and created some cool scenes and shapes along my Ogle County commute this afternoon:
Railroad crossing on Bethel Road.
Just west of railroad crossing.
A tin shed at southwest corner of Route 64 and Church roads. When I first noticed the fellow in the barn window, I thought it was a cat.
But then I was pretty sure it was a fox.
View from just south of Route 64 and Church Road intersection. View is toward the northwest, and the nuclear power plant’s steam cloud is just above the horizon on the right side. Also, Illinois is a flat sea of dirt clods.
A clod mountain shadow.
Two buck deer on south side of Holcomb Road, east of Meridian Road.
Bridge over the frozen Stillman Creek, facing north from Holcomb Road.
View of Rock River west from the bridge at Byron.
OK, so this is pretty funny:
The New York Times discusses this phenomenon here and here.
This new novelty song featuring a fox making weird sounds reminds me of this older novelty song featuring a fox making weird sounds:
Of course, the answer to the question “What Does the Fox Say” is “it barks”: