Today it was quite mild here in Bittendorf, IA. The recorded high at the house was 42˚F!! We thoroughly enjoyed the comforts of the warm weather. At one point I took off my down parka and removed my gloves and hat!! We had a partly cloudy day. When the sun shown it was especially "sweet" in the late afternoon. Tomorrow promises to be another warm day for the area with a forecasts of 27˚F.
Here are a couple of pictures from an early and brief review of today's experience. I took over 800 pictures and have done a quick look at about 200!
Tomorrow we are off early to the North with eight photographers in five cars in search of a snowy owl or two. There has been several reports of sightings about one and a half hours from here. This would really be an added treat ifwe succeed in seeing them, and photographing them.