|A very gray winter day yesterday and a good day for a walk around Clopper Lake at Seneca Creek State Park . The lake is currently partially covered by thin ice, specially in those shaded areas on the southern shore of the lake, and the ice offered some interesting patters depending on the depth of the water. The picture above is one of those.
There are a lot of beavers living in the lake, and welcomed by the park administration, and as one walks around the lake one can see their handiwork in the many fallen trees at the edge of the lake. Some of the felled trees are pretty large and their sizes make you wonder how many beavers were at work at night bringing them down.
Making Smiles into Memories
|I am sorry if someone objects to this post’s picture but since the blog is mostly about photography, I thought it would be OK to share it.
We had beautiful weather this past weekend here in Maryland after some rain showers the previous days and I thought I’d go to Seneca Creek State Park hunting for nice fungi to photograph. No sooner I had started walking one of the trails when something caught my eye about 50 feet from the trail; I could make up that it was a hawk but I was intrigued about what it seemed to have in its claws. As quietly as possible I changed my camera lens from a standard focal length to telephoto and when I looked through the viewfinder I realized that what it had was a squirrel. It was still too far away to fill the entire frame of my camera with the picture so I advanced slowly, one step at a time, towards it making sure that with each step I shot a picture until I was able to fill the frame and I took the shot posted here. Soon enough someone came along with two dogs and the hawk got scared and flew away with its prey in its claws.
Not a lot of fungi to photograph but I found one tree that had some very delicate, white ones. When the wind moved the trees a bit of sunlight illuminated the background of some of the fungi giving them a golden color. Here they are.