Friday, February 12, 2016

Recent Headers

From time to time, 
I post a series of photos I used for the headers of my blog, 
so they are not forgotten. 
The photos are chosen to best reflect the season at hand.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Winter Storm Jonas

Starting late January 22 and through the evening of the 23rd, we were hammered with wind and lots and lots of snow - over 30" in just 24 hours. The largest snow fall the area has seen in over 20 years. Surprisingly, there were no power outages in our area.

Here are some photos to mark the event:

Birds took shelter in the nearby trees and grabbed a bite to eat.

It was a quick moving storm and followed
by brilliant sunshine and blue skies for days afterwards. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Winter Tree Portraits

A true joy of winter is the observing of trees 
and their beautiful 
varied shapes and structures. 

Their bones.  

Their skeletons.

A foggy evening made for 
a perfect backdrop 
for these tree portraits. 

Maple (Acer)

River Birch (Betula nigra)

Sweet Gum (Liquidambar)

Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)