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Saturday, February 20, 2021

High Five for Winter

  I walked my favorite of the close-to-home 5-mile road loops today. The trees on each side of the road are giving each other a high five! Or maybe they are dancing- one set of hands is high and the other low. What would that be? A polka? trees touching across road

Of the pictures I took, the theme seems to be "vertical." And these are all color photos. Without any sun, it was quite a monochrome day. Vertical trees in the woods woods with saplings

The vertical ridges in the bark on this tree are highlighted with something- I'm not sure what. Lichen? Fungus? Snow? Salt thrown from the road? But the vertical line is broken by the fence wire that the tree has grown around. What's the message there?
tree growing over fence wire

These cattails have resisted the pull of ice and snow and remain perfectly vertical. Only the hummocks at their bases differ. cattails

In other news: I edited a lot.

See Moods of the Winter Woods


Unknown said...

from Elaine - I have a board on my Pinterest of trees growing through! Interesting to find it. Glad you could get out!

The Oceanside Animals said...

Lulu: "I think the message about the fence is, don't lean up against a tree for too long or it might eat you!"

Sharkbytes said...

Hi Elaine- trees are hungry!

Lulu- that is probably very true!

Ann Thompson said...

Oh I love the picture with the cattails

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