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Friday, February 19, 2010

More This and That from the Woods: Part TWO

This is the second in a two-part series of some photos we took

while we took another trip out into the snowy woods.

Although we didn't see any animals this trip out, we did see some neat icicles that formed as they dripped off some rocks on a snowy road and it was a gorgeous, sunny day to be out looking at the snowy scenes.

So, grab a cup of coffee or cocoa, put your feet up and enjoy this trip out in the woods with me, wouldn't you?

More icicles dripping over the mossy rocks:

We don't know why this dripped dogs in might have been yellow from some pine tree sap?:

I loved how the yellow Tamarack trees formed a lovely backdrop for the snowy pine trees:

A little hidden snowy bridge in the middle of the woods....probably made for a snowmobile trail:

Blue skies and a snowy pond:

Back to the ice on the rocks:

I was amazed how crystal clear the ice was hanging from the rocks:

A hint of the river:

One last shot of the yellow icicles through the trees:

It is surprising that the weight of the snow doesn't break the pine bough:

I love the snowy forest in black and white:

I hope you enjoyed the tour out in the woods with me today.

I know most of you are SICK of snow by now...but before we know it, all of this will melt away and be just a memory.

I hope to get out a few more times to capture some winter wonderland photos for you before spring arrives.


Brian Miller said...

very nice..thanks for taking us on that walk. love teh icicle pics...i think the second is nature pouring a cup o coffee for ya. smiles.

Joanie said...

I saw quite a few broken fir trees in my travels these past couple of weeks. I didn't realize how fragile they were.

Loving the pics, even if they ARE pics of snow and ice. :)

rainfield61 said...

I need some whisky to be near to these icicles.

DJan said...

You call that a mossy rock? Well, maybe there, but not in the PNW, where the moss EATS rocks! Love the icicles, no matter what color they are, but you do kind of wonder why...

The Retired One said...

Brian: THAT is what it is! Thanks for clearing that up for me! :-}

Joanie: Thanks...if you can't beat winter, you gotta join it. :-}

Rainfield: Maybe THAT is why that one was brown! It was a whiskeycicle!

DJan: Yes, you are probably the QUEEN of mossy pictures in that beautiful part of the country, for sure!!

Unknown said...

The icicle phots are amazing. And I love the shot of the bridge over the frozen creek.

CiCi said...

Your invitation to get the cup of coffee and feet up was great. Put me in the mood to take my time and browse the photos and really take in the beauty. The icicles are huge aren't they? And I can tell you took pictures of so many different ones because the rocks are not the same.Wow, the picture of the bridge in the center of the shot is beautiful.

Bernie said...

Oh my these are beautiful, especially the black and white one. Snow is part of where we live, who we are and should be enjoyed. I never truly tire of it anymore than I would tire of the sunshine, it is what it is and what we make of it. You make wonderful pictures my friend...Hugs

Kearsie said...

Man, watch out for all those icicles. It would totally suck to be impaled by one on one of your walks.

Besides, we still have to start pumping out some calendars, my friend.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful, Joan... I love seeing the snow and ice pictures. The icicles---even the yuky yellow ones--are pretty. My favorite though is the one with the yellow Tamarack trees with the snowy pines in front. WOW!!!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The yellow in the ice might be from the tannic (or is it tannin??) acid from the trees and soil....or a major wolf population!

Ann said...

I have got to stop saving your photos for wallpaper or my computer will overflow with graphics. I loved those especially the one with the trees and the pines with snow.

Insanitykim said...

Some of those pix remind me so much of Alaska...I think I would REALLY like it there!!!! Lovely as always Joan!!!

L. D. said...

You always have such fantastic pictures of your beautiful state. I am hoping to see spring some of these days and I bet you are watching for crocus to pop up.

A New England Life said...

I have to say, Winter does seem to be dragging on lately but it's like they say, the darkest hour is right before dawn and I think that's where we just about are in the seasons. Hey, maybe I'll use that on MY blog! LOL!

Beautiful shots Joan. So pristine. I do believe I see snowmobile tracks on the ice!

The Retired One said...

Eva: I always love bridges!

TechnoBabe: Yes there were icicles on several of the rocks, thanks for noticing that they really were new shots of all of the different ones!

Bernie: What a great attitude you always have Bernie...there are a lot of folks really tired of winter and snow, especially this year, and you STILL see and treasure the beauty of it...and you are a thousand percent correct! Luv to you!

Kearsie (otherwise known as my bestest cheerleader!): I figure I will take all the photos now before I get decrep-ed (sp?) and old and then when that happens, I'll make calendars from the pix I got "in the old days". ha

Betsy: I love those bright gold Tamarak trees in the winter, they really stand out.

Cathy: It probably is the tannic acid...if it were the wolf population, I would've seen tracks and taken photos of those. ha

Grannyann: You are quite a fan...and I love it!

Insanity: Come and visit!!! I'm closer than Alaska to you, right???

L.D.: Lord, my crocuses are still buried under about 2 feet of snow at this will be quite the while before I see any sprouting up. :-}

New England: Stay week I have a story about snowmobiles!

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Lovelovelove your photos!! Thanks for the tour!

Rick (Ratty) said...

I really love icicles. It's fascinating just to think how they're made, and how long it takes to do it.

SquirrelQueen said...

Everything is so pretty under the blanket of snow. I love the shot with the bridge.

I laughed when I saw DJan's comment about the mossy rock. You said mossy rock, I though 'what moss'?

The Retired One said...

Mary: Thanksthanksthanks! :-}

Ratty: True, it takes a lot of cycles of melt and freeze to make one!

SquirrelQueen: Thanks. OK..all you "HAVE A LOT OF MOSS" people...look to the top of the rocks, there is some moss there, really there is!!! LOL

Loree said...

It's amazing how many photo opportunities you can get from snow. Lovely photos.

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