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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nature Notes: Here and There

I haven't taken many photographs since I've been home from the mountains.
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For that reason, I'm using photographs for this week's nature notes that I took last week.
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It's a shame I haven't been going out for walks this week because the weather has been perfect, but I'm still recovering from overdoing the hikes last week.
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I liked the ground cover above that I spotted in the forest but I'm not sure what it is. Maybe some kind of juniper.
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I like the sound from rushing water as much as I like the way waterfalls look.
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I love leaves on the ground almost as much as I like them in trees.
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It amazes me how trees can try to grow in solid rock like the one below.
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It's nice the way fresh leaves on top of old ones can add color.
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The ferns below are almost covering the old 1929 Blowing Rock sewage treatment plant which is on the Glen Burnie trail.
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The next shot is of the other side of the ruins of the old sewage treatment plant.
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The root end of an old tree that fell down will probably provide a place for plants to anchor in the spring.
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I like the way the spindly trees below are adding to the color in the forest.
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It doesn't take many leaves on top of small trees to have a pleasant color show in fall.
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8 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for these notes. Your photos are wonderful. Rest up!

EG Wow said...

Sorry you overdid it and are now paying for it! These are great shots, though, so I'm glad you posted them. :)

Tina´s PicStory said...

the last two i like most :)

NatureFootstep said...

like you I love waterfalls. I can almost hear the water. :)

eileeninmd said...

Lovely nature photos, beautiful captures.

Leora said...

You have some great shots here - I love the rocks especially. Glad it was such a nice trip. Hope you feel all better soon.

MyMaracas said...

Lovely walk in the woods. I can almost hear the leaves rustling underfoot.

Hope you're feeling better!

Rambling Woods said...

Blogger lost my comment..I have more trouble with it lately..I love how the tree is growing out of the rock. I wonder how it does that...Love the waterfall too...Michelle