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Old 02-12-2012, 04:44 PM   #21
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I think it says something about the starkness of winter. Nice.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #22
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I think it says something about the starkness of winter. Nice.
Thank you.

In a couple of weeks the pussy willow will be starting to bloom...then it will be saying something about the promise of spring.
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I just saw your little gal over in the Avian pix, sweet. Here's my little sweetie, I couldn't resist entering her.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:33 PM   #24
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She sure is, and she's wearing a halo to boot.
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I just saw your little gal over in the Avian pix, sweet. Here's my little sweetie, I couldn't resist entering her.

I love the lighting...and the fact that she is not scowling.
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Of the most recent....
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One stood up and held me captive.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:49 AM   #27
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Traveling by car, I wanted to try......... Pushing the limits.
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Purposefully twisting the camera in a circular fashion while *taking* the photo produced what *appears* to be a snowstorm.

It wasn't snowing at the time, but it's portrayed as such in this watercolor like image as mere bits and pieces of the twigs most near were captured......
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:28 PM   #28
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Linrose's comment about the starkness of winter reminded me of a prospective natural area that we visited a couple of years ago. We entered the area on an old trail through a spruce and cedar swamp:
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As we got closer to the open area the trees became smaller in size. It seemed like they were struggling to survive in a harsh environment.
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A lot of the trees had these dense branch/foliage areas on them. The proper name for these clumps escapes me at the moment.
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At the edge of the open area you can feel that starkness of winter.
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This little lichen caught my eye. It seemed to somehow symbolize the ruggedness, persistence and primitive beauty of the area.
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Nice series NEWisc....
I'm heading north for a few hours this eve now that i'ts finally warmed a bit.
I think I'll don the boots and follow the creek in unless there's a lot more snow there than here...Going to feel "real good" to go on a hike!
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It wasn't snowing at the time, but it's portrayed as such in this watercolor like image as mere bits and pieces of the twigs most near were captured......
It definitely has an artwork feel to it. Something about it reminds me of birch bark as well--almost as if it were painted on birch bark.
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