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Home sweet turtle home

Not sure what the odds are of it being true, but we hope this large turtle basking on the creek bank is the grown up version of the tiny one we rescued from a nearby street a few years ago. … Continue reading

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Still waters

A bit of birch log submerged in one of the park creeks created a rather ghostly image — resting on the blackened leaves of previous winters, with the lacework of reflected bare branches covering it like a translucent shroud.

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Deer creek meet

Walking one of the less traveled paths that runs along a creek, we spooked a deer who was either getting a drink or cooling its toes — or both. Its friend on the bank looked rather surprised to see us … Continue reading

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The jagged edge

Thin, icy knives jabbing out from the sides sliced into the water that was still running through the middle of a creek.

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Floe chart

Sparkling bits of ice in and alongside a narrow creek in the woods make the swirling water look slow and syrupy. It should regain some vitality over the next few days, though, as the area warms to above freezing.

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Stopping by woods …

… on a snowy afternoon. We had our first accumulating snow today. And while only a couple of inches, it turned the already appealing forests & fields into something exquisitely ethereal.   (Poem referenced by title: ‘Stopping by Woods on … Continue reading

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Soggy Bottom Boy (or Girl)

I may have startled this little guy into the water, since I heard a frog-sized splash not long before taking this. Looks like a northern green frog (Rana clamitans melanota). I like its big ball-bearing eyes and trendy leopard-skin tights.

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