Prelude to Winter

A week to go before the official start of winter, and the landscape is looking crisp and snowy.

gateway to winter

Look down from the boardwalk.  If there’s black ice, turtles can sometimes be seen below under the ice.

9145 Boardwalk BW SS

Leafless wetland shrubs like these Alders have a beauty all their own with last year’s cones flocked with snow.

Alder cones

Crabapple fruit in the orchard is ready for robins.

crabapples waiting for robins

Tracks tell a story.  Deer and coyote crossed paths.

tracks tell a story

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