Now Haula and Tuch will have career seasons next year. Haula is the odds on favorite to win the Ross trophy and Tuch should have a couple Norris' in the next 5 years.
Sounds like Wild might not bring Schroeder back either. I really hope they are contenders for a strong center or a really nice goal scorer.
I am a little concerned with it fading but it needs to be left up for the deer to get accustomed to it so no way around that.
I assume the sun is the main culprit in fading so I'll do my best to protect against that. One spot I'm considering is tucked into some pines which create a lot of shade, brushing it in heavily should also help keep it out of direct sun as well.
Good point about a center support to help with the snow. I'll make sure to add something.
That's what this Cooper's Hawk was doing, right in the middle of the street. Has a nest in the top of the neighbors birch tree. Watched them all Spring with their young. Was pouring buckets here and this guy sat in the middle of the street for ten minutes flapping and spinning around. Think he was having a good time! First and third shots are while he was fanning wings. Camera didn't want to subject auto-focus on full zoom with the amount of rain coming down, but figgered I wanted to get the pics. Hawk was half a block away