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Snowy woods in Lincoln

As detailed in my last post, the east coast got an assload of snow last weekend. But this weekend it was insanely warm for January, so yesterday, after wildlife care, I decided it would be foolish not to take advantage of the nice weather and go for a walk.


It didn't actually seem as dark as that picture makes it look, but I liked the effect of the light on the frozen-but-thawing pond.

One of the cool things about being out walking in the snow is that you have tangible proof of what else is out there with you. Mostly that means other people walking their dogs. (And if it means coyotes or foxes, I'm not sure I'd be able to distinguish them from all the different sizes of dogs.) But on Lincoln Town Land, it also meant a whole lot of deer. (Or a few deer going a whole lot of places.)


There were some nice effects of sunlight slanting through the trees.



I liked the reflections in this rapidly-melting pond/stream; the snow below it gave it a kind of milky quality:


The forming ripples of water just feeding into a tiny waterfall upstream of a little footbridge:


A striking cluster of birches in front of dark white-pines, across a frozen pond:


Silvery light reflections and neat patterns of ice alongside a waterfall over a small dam:



Bittersweet berries:


I just liked the irregular seam of the ice on this pond:




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Jan. 2nd, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
Ah, lovely. Especially the first water shot. As for the coyotes, oh yes indeedy, lots of those. meep.
Jan. 2nd, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
These are great. I really like the second of the light-through-the-trees pictures, and the first one of the water ripples. The dark and light in those is very pretty and, in the watery one, and there's a great sense of motion in it. The red berries are especially nice. I've been trying forever to get a good shot of the chokecherries on the tree outside my window and have never been able to do it, so I admire that one very much.
Jan. 2nd, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
The water ones are gorgeous! I love the berries, too. Beautiful shots.
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