Sunday, February 09, 2014

An Attempted Sunday Stroll

Having today off and having a brand new camera to give a workout, I decided to visit the Dykeman Spring Nature Park. Bad idea. The snow here is over-the-ankle deep, and when it fell it was very wet and heavy; then it froze up overnight, and then we had a day of sleet and freezing rain to top it off. So what looks like a beautiful, snowy winter scene is actually a hazard. In many places you can walk on top without breaking the crust, but sometimes you break through, which makes walking difficult. And where the crust is hardest it's slippery on the surface. I made it through the wetlands part of the park with much difficulty, but getting up on the meadow proved impossible. So I only got a few pictures. But the camera is proving its worth, and especially that Hemlock branch with the cone is showing that I'll be getting my signature macro shots again. Hooray!

Branch Creek at King St.
A stream in the Dykeman Spring wetlands winding its way through the snow
A Hemlock branch along the Dykeman Walking Trail
© 2014 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. ...these look great. Glad the new camera is working the hemlock cone.

  2. I definitely see a shadow....6 more months of winter...

  3. That shot looking up the river is just beautiful. It's easy to see the new camera likes you.

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