Winter Leaves

Trees that hang on to their leaves long past the time when they seem to be serving any purpose have always fascinated me. One theory is that they keep there leaves to discourage critters from feeding on tender shoots and buds.

Perhaps our fascination with these trees is because their act of defiance brings a wisp of color to what often seems like a black and white landscape. Such was the case today with the Beech trees at High Banks Metro Park.

Color was also added by three Pileated Woodpeckers that appeared to be very happy being together as they foraged for food. We couldn’t recall ever seeing three together as we did today. It was hard not to get excited. We did manage to get a couple fairly average shots with our super zoom cameras.


Ice and flowing water, Donna


Hills, trees, and snow


Beech Tree


Beech leaves and shadows


Pileated Woodpecker


Pileated Woodpecker, Donna


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