Sunday, March 06, 2016

Late Winter Landscapes

We're into March now, but even though March 1 officially marks the beginning of meteorological Spring, the Vernal Equinox is still 3 weeks off and the temperatures are still just barely above the freezing mark. Nothing blooms as yet; the landscape is still predominantly gray and brown and yellow, and this has its own austere beauty. A walk through the Dykeman Spring Nature Park reveals just such beauty.

A view across the Dykeman Spring wetland
Another view of the wetland with Purple Martin house
A view of the north duck pond
Looking east on the upland meadow
A Wyeth-esque scene on the upland meadow
A tangled copse on the upland meadow
A last look west across the upland meadow before leaving the park
© 2016 by A. Roy Hilbinger 

1 comment:

  1. I've an artist friend who is always bemoaning the "dreary colorless winter" landscape. I cannot help but feel she is blind. The colors, textures and shapes are sometimes subtler, sometimes bolder - and never ever colorless or boring. It's obvious you see the beauty of winter just as you do every season.

    I particularly love the views of the upland meadow.