I am sorry to confess, we have explored very little this winter -- as temperatures in the teens and twenties have ruled. Finally, last weekend, the temps were in the 50s, so we hiked the Conservation Trail at Middle Creek.
The air was cool and the sun was shining. I'm still learning to use my new camera; I am not 100% pleased with my photographs, but I think I'm taking halfway decent photographs considering I'm working in a Manual setting, rather than Auto. Right?
I'm working on perfecting my close-up photography. What do you think of my lichen? I am pretty pleased -- but, I feel it could use a little more contrast.
And, I am pleased with the photo above (but I wish the foreground showed more detail). Otherwise, I love the snow, the moss and of course, the white fungi.
The only thing I'd change about the photo above is, the dirty snow. Ha! I should have used a photo editing program to 'clean it up.'
Benjamin discovered this fungi for me beneath the snow -- isn't it pretty? I could not believe the variety of fungus we discovered in the snow on Saturday.
All-in-all, it was a beautiful day at Middle Creek! Unfortunately, we're expecting more snow tonight and into tomorrow. Our area falls within the 4-8 inches area of the weather map -- fingers crossed, it's closer to four than eight!