Colors of December
When taking a early December walk in central Ohio one doesn’t usually expect a very colorful experience. This is true even if the weather decides to become momentarily spring like. If no snow is present, the landscape takes on a monochromatic brown appearance. The distant trees almost remind one of an old sepia tone. But if you are patient, and look carefully, things really aren’t all that bleak. Furthermore, some of what you see is hard to explain given the continuous subfreezing weather of the days before.
Many thanks to my wife Donna for sharing some of her photos from today’s walk along Griggs Reservoir.
For the curious, all these pictures were taken with either a Canon SX40 or Panasonic FZ150.
Fungus on a log
Another example of fungus on a fallen log.
Near the top a tree, a Cardinal surveys it’s realm
A vine growing on a tree produced these berries.
Near the river, the roots of a large tree show the effects of high water
Moss on a fallen log looks as though there’s been no cold weather
These fellas looked as though they just popped out, Donna
A nice example of fungus growing on a fallen log, Donna
A mushroom family, Donna
On a fallen log, Donna
Blue Birds seemed to be attracted to the Griggs Reservoir shoreline in winter, Donna
Downy Woodpecker, Donna
Blue Jay trying to warm up
There were many Ring-billed Gulls on the reservoir which hasn’t froze over yet
Just how far can a Downy Woodpecker turn it’s head?
American Robin near the top of a tree
Thanks for stopping by.