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Crow’s Nest: Photos free from snow

March 8, 2018

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager.

Hey, if you want to see snow, just look out the window, right? Maybe you find snow not as welcome in March as it is earlier in winter? Here are a couple photos from Crow’s Nest this week that are completely free of snow (I have snow photos to post later… maybe I should save them for a hot day in July?)

Here’s a photo of the 200+ year old barn from an angle you might not often see. We were working on the chimney of the house and looked across (and down!) toward the barn.

Photo: Daniel Barringer

Here are two more photos from the rooftop: Mount Pleasure in Hopewell Furnace National Historic site looms over the valley at Crow’s Nest:

Photo: Daniel Barringer

And the stream runs from the springhouse into the woods:

Photo: Daniel Barringer

Winter isn’t all about monochrome landscapes. Even now as we are on the cusp of spring there is winter color to see. Here a redoiser dogwood (CornusĀ sericea) shows off its red twigs in front of yellow canes of raspberry.

Photo: Daniel Barringer

And this is why we grow our native little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) as an ornamental plant: it brings golden light to the garden in the winter.

Photo: Daniel Barringer

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