Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Late February/ Nature Notes

Freezing, melting, high winds, more snow

This week we experienced warmer than normal temperatures and then the thermometer plummeted. In the largest square you can see where the creek melted, then refroze when the water was still high, the creek lowered and most of the ice did too except for the bit still caught on the twigs.

You can see evidence of high winds where bark has been blown off a tree and is caught on a thin branch. Also tree seed pods and dried leaves have blown off their trees.

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23 comments:

Woody said...

Refreeze can make for some interesting photos, but it's a bummer once you've had a taste of the warm stuff.

jabblog said...

Amazing shots, all of them! The ice caught on the twigs looks quite unbelievable and I can't imagine how bitter and strong the wind must have been to strip bark.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love all pictures specially the leave and the cerise (?)!Anyway, always a beautiful collage!
Léia

*** Last weekend I walked on a frozen lake in Switzerland.At first I was not quite sure that it was a LAKE,Cezar told me but I could not believe.But then...I really saw the evidences, the scenery and so on!It was amazing!For sure I thought about YOU! :)
See...Léia is BRAVE as well!I could walk on there!

Lorac said...

Great collage EG! All of them good captures.
You were interested in the location of the stone bridge? Easy- 401 West to Trafalgar Rd.North. About 15 minutes up Trafalgar by Georgetown, Trafalgar Rd. joins with Hwy 7 for a couple of miles. Go up two big hills and at the top of the second Hwy 7 and Trafalgar, separate again. You want to stay to the right on Trafalgar Rd. There will be a gas station at the corner now on your left. Go north on Trafalgar to the first right which is 27 Side Road. Turn right and follow past the 8Th line. You will find the one lane bridge a little way down this road. If you go too far you come across the Silver Creek Conservation Area. Go back a quarter mile. Lots of trails in this area.You can follow the creek on either side of the bridge for quite a hike. Longer to the south. It is a lovely area!

Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful wintershots!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent collage. The pop of red berries tops it all. I love the seed pod laid open. Gorgeous. MB

Rebecca said...

I is so nice to see pops of red berries amidst all the grays.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Wonderful photos. Thanks for stopping by.

Gunn said...

Very nice winter images put together in a nice way!:)

texwisgirl said...

Lovely!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Each of these pictures would be excellent on it's own,but together they make a gorgeous collage.

Rose said...

I like the tree shot in the upper left hand corner..and I love that one of the seed pod standing on end.

Y. Ikeda said...

Nice winter photos. I like the biggest photo. It looks like a white lid:)

RedPat said...

Great winter shots - hopefully we will soon have some spring shots!

Paulie said...

Am enjoying YOUR winter and hoping for some of that or close to it THIS week. Hope the weatherman is right this time. . .

Malyss said...

It must be hard for nature to endure such weather! But for a photographer, it's paradise!It seems so far of what I'm living here!

Carver said...

Definitely still looks like winter. I like the way you photographed the refreeze. We're having a lot of warm weather and then cold but not frigid.

George said...

The warmer weather gave us hope that Spring was on the way. Hopefully that warmer weather will soon return.

Gattina said...

I only hope that the freezing days will be over soon !

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, i always like to see seedpods in winter,

A piece of news said...

Winter is brutal, but beautiful

Leora said...

It is still real winter in your area! Almost all our snow has melted, except for a bit by my bird feeder.

Your winter photos are crisp and lovely. You are good at finding the beauty around you.

Arija said...

Great shots with the refreezing river, glorious red berries, birches in deep snow and all that blowy weather personifies in the tree litter.

And a great collage on top of all that!

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