PHOTOPAGE 358

   

   

 

Late December 2007

This period, also known as 'the holidays', passes quietly in the park. While it may be Holiday Heaven elsewhere, here there is no spillover - though maybe I'll see a few more bottles floating down the river, some tinseled trees on their way to the sea. :-)

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358.11 Leaf Collage 

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358.12 Still Green  

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358.13 Beavered Tree

From the page before, I think the wind toppled the almost chewed through tree. 

   

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358.1 Song Sparrow   

Left and right - Two species of bird that live outside day and night but are not homeless -  hmm .  . .an answer to a possible riddle.  

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358.2 Canada Geese

Two ice images on the right show  the effect of sun on dark tones, warming the leaf and twigs enough to melt the ice. Why does light warm dark colors? The theory is that light (as energy) is not reflected back into the atmosphere as it is with lighter colors but retains the energy.

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358.3 Maple buds on ice

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 358.4 Maple in Ice  

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358.5 The Phantom

Below, another of my favorite Winter visuals - the upside and downside fallen leaves of the White Oak.

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 358.6 Treescape

Far to the right is a large lichen and some smaller ones. Lichens are combining organisms that incorporate both fungi and plant in a partnership. Here's more than you may wish to know about that.

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358.7 Overlap  

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358.8  Parmotrema

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358.9 Wild Cucumber Husks 

<< Wild Cucumber on the left -  the remains after a Summer of climbing and seed distributing

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358.10 Puddle 

 

 

   

 
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