Thin Ice

This post is an archive from Facebook. On the days that I can’t get out and take pictures, I’m going to post stories and pictures from previous Facebook entries so that I can eventually have everything in one place. I also enjoy looking back and seeing what the weather and the animals were doing a year ago…

November 10, 2017

leaves in ice
This lovely collection of colorful leaves fell into Cherry Creek and were frozen in place in the thin ice.

I couldn’t wait to get out the door with my camera this morning because it was freezing cold and I thought I might find some really cool frost pictures. But there was no frost anywhere! There was thin ice though—and it made for some really pretty leaf pictures.

I was also happy to find one of those ginormous fungal puffballs because I had been wanting to make one into a skull by poking holes in it and then taking pictures! It was the perfect size and the perfect color for a skull and I hoped it would make passers-by do a double-take!

puffball skull
My puff ball skull!

As I was coming to the end of my frosty morning walk, I made sure to cross over the bridge at Cherry Creek to see if my Great Blue Heron was still hanging out like he was the other day. He was! Unfortunately, he was quite far away and no match for the lens I had with me. I took several pictures anyway and debated whether he’d still be there if I took the time to go back to the house to get my longer lens and the tripod (10 minutes round trip on foot). I did, and he was! In fact, he barely moved for the next hour while I stood in the freezing wind hoping he’d fly away so I could get a flight picture. He never took off. But I did. My hands were freezing and I had already been outside for three hours. It was well past time to go home and warm up!

heron
This Great Blue Heron was very hard to see from a distance.
leaves in ice2
More beautiful leaves frozen in thin ice.
Bridge at willow lake
The bridge at Willow Lake
squirrel in tree
This cute little black squirrel found a warm spot to rest on this cold and windy day.

 

 

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