Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow: In The Field

After tromping through the woods, it was time to walk the perimeter of the field out front. Most photos appear to be black and white, but now there’s a little color.

Looking next door.


Looking towards the road. Most of the bamboo, in the middle of the photo, is doubled over under the weight of the snow. It springs upright as the snow melts.

My walk around the field starts with the pathway along the power line right-of-way that serves as a firebreak and a great place to find wildflowers during the year.

Boughs of a small Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) in the field also bend under the snow.

An apple tree has stiffer limbs; the snow simply piles up on them.

Oak leaves - I don't know the species - have blown across the road and settled in the snow at the front of the field.

Stems of Broomsedge (Adropogon virginica) also bend under the weight of the snow. Surprisingly they don’t break but spring back vertical as the snow melts.

An Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) nestbox at the edge of the woods is decorated with snow.

A tall Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) stands surrounded by young Loblolly Pines (Pinus taeda) that have seeded from the nearby woods.

Today the snow is still on the field. The low temperatures persist and the snow is still lying on the field. It will melt in the next day or so as the temperatures rise.

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Related posts:
- Snow: In The Woods; A Study In Black And White

- And Then It Snowed: In The Woods

4 comments:

Johnny Nutcase said...

i love the bird box shot and the one above it. really nice show cover shots!

JSK said...

Thanks. I love the nest boxes in the snow. It's interesting how other, often seemingly uninteresting sights are suddenly photogenic in the snow.

Roberta said...

These photographs are absolutely lovely. Reminds me of my childhood walks through a new snowfall.

JSK said...

Thanks. I love the snow because I didn't grow up with it. Even after 25 years the novelty hasn't worn off.