Posted in My photowalks, My trail walks, nature

On the trail today…

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… I enjoyed a snowy (and very cold) walk. We were blessed with 8-10 inches of snow on Sunday and Monday. Although some people probably wouldn’t consider that a blessing, it definitely makes photography more interesting. As challenging as it was to walk the snow-covered trails in the park, I couldn’t resist getting out to take some pictures. I finished my walk with a potpourri of pictures: landscapes, animals (mostly birds), and a few people who just came to the park to have fun in the snow.

Let’s start with the landscapes…

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Fence rail

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And now for a few birds & a dog that always makes me smile…

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Not just one or two, but three pictures of a white-throated sparrow who was willing to pose…and that’s a pretty rare occasion because they usually prefer to hide behind twigs and branches when I point the camera in their direction…2015_02_03_Chagrin River Park_021

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And a couple of titmice that were puzzled by the snow…

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…but still remembered to grab a big seed.

And I mustn’t forget the dog named Gilligan, called Gigs for short, who always makes me smile. Don’t be fooled by his woebegone expression. According to his person, he was looking forward to this walk in the park and wasn’t about to be left at home, even though the snow was almost deeper in places than Gigs was tall. Oh, and in case you are wondering, that scarf (or snood) around his head is to keep his long basset ears from dragging in the snow and getting frostbite.

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And finally, some people!

Although there weren’t many people in the park because the temps were way-below-freezing,

I did spot a few…

All bundled up and heading for the hill

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We’ve made it to the end of the trail.

Time to head home for a warm cup of delicious, rich, choclately cocoa!

Thanks for joining me for my walk in the park today.

See you soon.

Skip aka Carolyn

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I'm an enthusiastic amateur photographer and nature lover, inviting you to join me on my trail walks.

2 thoughts on “On the trail today…

  1. As always Skip beautiful and fun images!!! I was just telling someone recently, I wished I’d been into photography when I lived in Michigan. The snow and birds were always so beautiful! Nicely captured.

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