Today, nine humans (yes I can count, two of them and me aren't in the picture) braved the 15 degree temperatures and took a hike of about five miles. It was great, and we warmed up after a bit.
On the way back, I tried to capture some textures and patterns. Not sure I really succeeded, but I did manage to get a little dab of fluffy snow in each one, so that is the theme. First is some bright green moss, toned to pastel by the snow.
Birch bark is always fascinating with its curls and subtle colors.
If you want texture in the winter woods look no farther than the lichen growing on any tree.
I liked the dead bracken leaves against the snow, but I liked it even better when I zoomed in.
More lichen. It's everywhere.
But my favorite picture of the day isn't even a real close-up. It's a dried up birch polypore. (I sometimes call them street light fungus) Look at its hairy nostril!
I haven't done anything productive since. Seem to be too tired to sleep, and not coherent enough to do anything. Maybe tomorrow.
|if you like this blog, click the +1 |