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Crow’s Nest: Random winter scenes

January 17, 2016

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager

We haven’t had a lot of snow, so these aren’t the expected white-painted landscapes. But it has still been beautiful. This first one was taken one day a couple weeks ago when I was home sick, taken out a bedroom window. Naturally I was disappointed not to be out in this beauty. (That’s a suet feeder on the closest tree, and the stumps across the road are hazard trees that have been taken down in the last couple years.)

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This one below was taken out the bedroom window this evening. I will never take this tree, a butternut (or white walnut, Juglans cinerea) for granted. It’s most spectacular in winter showing off its form. But I took the photo for the hills in the background—though they don’t show up well in photos. That’s Mt. Pleasure in Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in the center background.

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After an afternoon of gloom yesterday the sun passed under the clouds just as it set, lighting up the barn in golden light as the rest of the landscape stayed in the blue wavelengths.

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Finally, a dusting of snow while easement monitoring the other day.

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