october 2013 desktop

Shorter days and cooler nights are upon us. With a little humidity overnight, we get some great moody moments.

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weight-ing

As we eagerly wait for spring and the big melt, snow is falling heavily again!

snow-laden conifer
So, while out for my morning walk in the blizzard, I used my iPhone to express myself…
stop snow

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We have experienced relatively light snowfall amounts over the past few winters. This year snows came abundantly and often. It has been a while since we had such accumulation. This seems to make winter last longer. So although the calendar tells us it is spring, our environment is still buried in the white stuff. ┬áThis makes ‘off trail’ snowshoeing a challenge. When I spotted a scene I wanted to capture with my big camera, I had to track through almost knee deep snow to get there.

snowshoe trailWhat had caught my eye in this mature spruce forest of stark vertical lines was a single birch with branches accentuated by fresh snow. Do you see it peeking out in the photo above?

accented horizontal linesThe next time I was out that way (a few days later) the snow had fallen off. Except for the deep path, I would not have been able to find that lonely birch!

 

 

Evergreen and white

A gentle fall of granular snow highlights the differences between coniferous trees.

snow on spruce bough

jack pine
red pine