Wednesday, February 17, 2016

It's Still Winter

Yup, it's still Winter in these parts, and there's still snow hanging around from the blizzard in January, even though it's rained several times since then. It's seasonably cold, although that's a little bit above the freezing mark so the snow is melting, however slowly. But it still freezes every night and walking before sunrise can be a slippery process. There's also a crust on top of the snow so that walking in the Dykeman Spring Nature Park, which I did this morning, can be a tiring process. But as you can see, the difficulty is worth it!

As usual, I stop by the bridge over Branch Creek on my way to the park. The creek is running a bit high because of the snow melt and the recent rain
The "bridges" over the creek where it runs between the ball fields
Orange fungus of some sort on a fallen branch along the Dykeman Walking Trail
The Purple Martin house in the Dykeman Spring wetland
The view of the creek from the red bridge
A pair of Mallard drakes on the north duck pond
The northeast corner of the north duck pond
© 2016 by A. Roy Hilbinger 

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