Sunday, December 13, 2015

A Sunday Morning Stroll

In contrast to last Sunday, here it is a week later and we're in the 60s (15º - 20º C) and not a trace of frost. In fact those few days of frosty mornings were an anomaly; it's been an unusually warm November and December, and unfortunately flowers are blooming again and even some new leaves are appearing here and there. Not a good thing considering that it's inevitable that things will cool down soon and Winter will settle in for real; things that are "springing" now will be killed by the cold and may not come up again in the Spring. 

Meanwhile, I went on my usual day-off stroll to the grocery store and documented the world as it is today in these parts.

German Chamomile blooming in a planter by the post office
English Ivy climbing a tree on the Dykeman Walking Trail
The Purple Martin house in the Dykeman Spring wetland
My pew in "church" on the north duck pond
© 2015 by A. Roy Hilbinger 

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful. I hope you are mistaken - and that winter just may have skipped this year. There are actually irises blooming in the Athens area! We had only a week of night temps near or below freezing and now two weeks of 60's and 70's.

    Whatever the season, your photographs are beautiful. I especially love the chamomile and ivy.