Questions

ruffed grouse tracks

Who does the grouse think she’s fooling, leaving a line of arrows in the snow that all point back in the wrong direction?

maple bark

What makes the bark of a growing maple lose its smoothness in concentric rings?

Top of First Field

What do porcupines think about when they see the sun scale the sky?

porcupine spruce

Is that why they’re mostly nocturnal — they don’t like the competition?

sapling

Will the trees have any memory of winter, or is it just a big blank?

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In case you haven’t noticed the link in my sidebar, I have a new photo gallery. (Thanks to H. Rutherford for the idea.)

11 Comments


  1. really nice images, some i had missed first time around.

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  2. Oops, should’ve left Euterp(e) with the pee poem. Now corrected!

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  3. Thanks, quiet regular and marlys. I can’t take entire credit for the maple bark photo. A friend of mine pointed it out on an earlier walk, when I didn’t have a camera with me. I went back and snapped it a week later (on the 24th).

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  4. Great photos again, and I love your GALLERY – where your “handprint” jumped out at me all over again (had forgotten that one).

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  5. When I first glanced at your question, I thought you had written “eccentric circles” about the bark. Maybe so.

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  6. Simply stunning photos, Dave, they hit me like a cold bracing wind, waking the sleepy brain. And the flickr presentation is smooth and easy.

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