After a year of drought and what felt like endless summer, it's wonderful to see the trees striped with white and the ground covered with a bit of next year's moisture.
Fascinating drips and drops are hanging everywhere...
...as the temperature is just warm enough to allow for a little melting. I like the snowy beret on the fencepost below, and the spangles of white in the brush at its feet:
Milkweed pods become little snow-laden canoes:
In a world of brown and white, lichen glows with ocean shades of grey-green and aqua blue:
I spy a wasps' nest hanging. Are the wasps all curled up in there for the winter? Or has the cold killed them off? (I'm not about to find out.)
Trees and snow and fence and fields, and a deer-trodden trail before me:
You'll be happy to know that the Two Roads Hat is keeping my ears toasty warm....
Here's a nice twisty bit of wire:
I'm walking the old railroad grade, today a beauteous avenue of brown and grey and copper and white:
More lovely droplets as the snow melts off the barbed wire:
I like the sweep and swoop of the fields just here:
A tree wears a cable-knit sweater...
...that I'd love to reproduce in knitting if only I were skilled enough. (Anyone care to chart the pattern?) :)
The wind was behind me on my way out, but now that I've turned for home it's blowing in my face.The snow is getting wetter, and so am I - time to head home and have supper.
The first snowy walk of late 2012 - and a very good one too. Suddenly it feels like winter - but with Christmas so near I don't mind it a bit. :)
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