Here are a couple of photos from my time on the ice yesterday evening. I wanted to try to get some snow photos before the big melt this week. I’m glad I took a chance and braved the weather, especially since I don’t get out and do landscape photos like I used to when traveling. Even though it was 8°F/-13°C by the time I took these photos, it was a quiet, stunning evening and I enjoyed being in the woods and on the river with nothing but the sounds of the birds, the wind, and the feeling of my heartbeat pounding within me, resonating through the cracking ice beneath me. To be alive in moments such as those...
In the second photo you can see where ice cracked as I was lying prone making my last few photos before the sun dipped below the trees. •
It started out a little bit windy, but volunteers and staff stayed warm today cutting black locust, an invasive tree, and burning brush piles at Meadowbrook. Removing these fast growing trees will allow the native trees that we planted in 2015 to have more space and resources to grow. Thanks to everyone for helping out today! All the brush piles that had been formed recently were burned, reducing excess and making space for more diverse habitat.
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