Crow’s Nest: Winter Scenes

February 9, 2017

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager

Last night’s snow left us with some pretty spectacular scenery. The springhouse nestles in the valley, below.

This oak-leaf hydrangea displays some beautiful branching, just one of many reasons to plant this native (including exfoliating bark, pretty flowers, spectacular fall color):

The snow was wet and heavy but not deep. We’re hoping it firms up as the temperatures drop later to make for better sledding. Right now it’s blowing and drifting.

Here a trailhead beckons:

French Creek looks charming from the Harmonyville Road bridge.

This scene makes it look colder than it is.

Finally, a photo I call “Bliss.” The cattle enjoy a little bit of stored-up summer.