For more than twenty years I've been wandering the woods and waterways of Saratoga County, New York, looking closely, listening carefully. We are blessed in this county with an amazing amount of wilderness right at hand. With this blog I will share a year of adventuring here, seeking out what wonders await in my own Madagascar close to home.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Pretty as a Picture Out There
It's my hope and habit to try to find something of beauty or interest every time I go out, no matter how dreary the weather. Today I didn't even have to try. I just looked out my window.
Wonderful snow! Tree-twig-sticky snow! The kind of snow we sing about when we sing "Winter Wonderland!" And it stayed in the trees and covered the shrubs all day long.
Other duties kept me out of the woods today, but a quick walk around the block yielded many wonders close to home. In my own backyard, the Flowering Dogwood buds were bonneted with snow as high as Marge Simpson's hairdo.
The common weeds were transformed into things of beauty, like these gracefully arching stems of spent Motherwort.
I cheated a little and used my camera's flash to light up these Sycamore fruits, dangling like Christmas balls in little fur caps.