Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Round of the Year - Winter

Winter seems like a bleak season and many people feel that it’s unpleasant to be out in the cold and snow. But, just as in other seasons, there’s always pleasure to be found in the natural world and interesting things to see.

Early winter can see deep cold and days that are almost balmy, high winds and dead calm, rain and snow and blue skies. The coldest weather here usually comes in late January, by the end of February there may be warm sunny days and the first spring migrants may appear.

My project to post a photo from each day of the year season by season is now three fourths over; photos from summer and fall were posted here and here.

Once again, the dates of any photos from my camera traps are listed at the end of the post - see if you can identify them before you reach the end (no cheating). Herewith are photos from the winter 



Winter began in the year when the worldwide temperature was the highest on record. It included record-setting heat in February, with a temperature of  73º F at the house. The last week of winter brought two days of snow, one dropping the most snow we've had all winter.

Now winter's over and spring is about to burst forth.

Camera trap photos - 1/14, 1/16, 2/28 and 3/9


  1. A season of wonders, indeed! Thank you for this catalog of fascinating winter finds. I feel as if I've followed in your footsteps and witnessed most of the same things, although our winter lasts longer where I live just south of the Adirondack mountains of NY. No frogs have appeared in the vernal pools as yet, since the pools are still frozen solid.

  2. What a fabulous collection of seasonal pictures! Loved it!

  3. I enjoyed your trip through the season, wonderful pictures.

  4. Robert FolzenlogenMarch 24, 2017 at 2:08 PM

    Love your photos; I'm especially fond of Beaver Pond. Thanks for your seasonal tributes; I always enjoy them.

  5. Wow - what gorgeous late winter shots!

  6. Hello, The sky shots are lovely. The birds are all awesome. I love the moss and lichen! A gorgeous series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!


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