January - February, 2010
As I took my first walk to the river this year, a tree caught my attention. Wood chips on the ground lead your gaze upward. It appears that some animal has clawed away at the dead wood, probably seeking a tasty morsel of slug or grub. Look on the right not far down the trail.
With no leaf covering, interesting patterns are seen in the struggling saplings. It looks like great wood to whittle into walking staffs.
These large swampy areas are definite wetlands; hidden by the greenery in the Summer.
Smoke rises from an apparent campfire across the river. Gunshots suggest there may be hunters in the area.
With the arrival of the weeping willows, can Spring be far off?
On Groundhog Day, what could be more fitting than to find the largest mole yet that has tunneled its way across the back of four or more yards this winter.
This mole displays his prolific burrowing claws, before being buried headfirst in the tunnel he was traveling through. A welcomed morale boost in midwinter.
I know, two pretty photos in a row, but this event, on the "Birthday of Abraham Lincoln", needed to be documented.
Yes, it's one last ugly picture for the month, but needed to be shown. The next time you're down by the river, take along a trash bag, and we'll get the place picked up. I placed what I came across in the little shed.
Wow, here's a new gateway to Golden Valley. This picture is looking towards the village from the River Trail sign. It restricts vehicular traffic. No more getting lost!
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