Monday, January 20, 2014

WINTER NEW YEAR JANUARY 19, 2014 AT PINE HOLLOW ARBORETUM Photos by Alan Casline

On a cold Sunday after a few inches of snow the night before, I woke to sunshine and white clouds in a blue sky. I drove over the few miles I live from Pine Hollow Arboretum and photographed some of the landscape, trails and trees. I saw rabbit, squirrel, and mouse tracks there ahead of me but it was obvious I was the first person to be walking over a lot of the fields since the last snow anyway. The ponds all had a white snow sheet (not deep enough to be a blanket) and the trees themselves only a light layer of snow. I did find one set of footprints in the area near Russian Pond. I put my shoe up next to them to try and measure their size. They were bigger than mine but I can’t be sure if these were the footprints of the legendary “big foot” or not. The sun went behind clouds and it was cold enough numb my fingers. My plan of having nice shadow and sun patches didn’t work out. Of course when I got back to my house the sun was shining again. I did take some interesting pictures I liked. Here is a sample I’d like to share.



--Alan Casline


View of Visitors Center Patio


Let me get this straight


Japanese Hill Dusted With Snow


Proof: Green Grass in January


Snow White Pond Surface


Bird's Food, A Few Small Red Berries


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