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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Snow on Branches

Today was a work day, and the only theme that seemed to develop was the way the snow collected on branches. With the sun peeking out occasionally, it made some bright images.

I chose these three for the variety. First is snow "puffs" sitting on a jackpine branch.

snow on jackpine

By contrast here's a long shot of the Pentwater River (only a couple miles from its source- I'm thinking river following again). But today, the view was defined by the branches lined with snow.

snow on jackpine
The red oak wasn't holding the snow, but it was still holding on to its leaves and the sunshine.

sun on read oak leaves

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Secondary Roads said...

I've always thought that the oak was modest holding its leaves in place until the next year's buds begin to grow.

Love that shot along the river.

rainfield61 said...

Like the river in the winter.

And I like winter "feeling".

Duxbury Ramblers said...

I have looked at our oaks for years and have never worked out why some hold their leaves and some don't, they can be the same species but one is bare and the other still not shed it's dead leaves, our Christmas tree Oak always sheds early and yet it's siblings hang on. Some one will know the answer but I have not come across it yet :)

The Retired One said...

all great shots, loved them!

Ann said...

I like all three shots but my favorite is the snow puffs

Sharkbytes said...

Chuck- I like that idea- a modest tree

rainfield- the river seemed especially pretty

Carole- Interesting. I've never kept track of particular trees

Hi Retired One- Your photos keep getting better and better

Ann- they were more interesting in real life, but I like the colored background.

RNSANE said...

Nice photos and I, especially, like the reflections in the water.