Tag Archives: winter

The Short and Winding Road

Patches of park ice were scattered throughout the woods in the now rootless depressions of fallen trees, their surfaces etched with lines and showing pockets of trapped air. In this case, it was like looking down at a curvy two-lane … Continue reading

Posted in Mineral, Weltz Park | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The face of winter

The wrinkled surface, lichen patches, and broken bark hollows of this weathered tree suggested a rather forlorn — or perhaps just sleepy — face surveying the snow-covered woods that surrounded it.

Posted in Joe Palaia Park, Trees & Shrubs | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Frostbitten sky

Smudged by cloud cover, bleached by snow glare, and framed with sweetgum silhouettes, the sun hung white, low, and frosty in the late afternoon.

Posted in Flora, Joe Palaia Park, Mineral, Trees & Shrubs | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coddled cold storage

With another storm on the way, this little ball was leftover from the last go around. It sat snuggly within its prickly nest like a solitary snow egg waiting to hatch.

Posted in Joe Palaia Park, Mineral | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Putting out icy feelers

Some of the frozen puddles in the park had evaporated into hollow shells, leaving a layer of ice on top and grass, leaves, & weeds below. The squiggled slots in this one were carved out by the brown leaf underneath. … Continue reading

Posted in Joe Palaia Park, Mineral | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stag, party of one

We got a little more snow yesterday, although this is from the first small batch. This stag was eating behind some bushes just off the path. I’m afraid we startled him as much as he did us.

Posted in Fauna, Joe Palaia Park, Mammals | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Flora, Joe Palaia Park, Trees & Shrubs | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment