Pine Swamp

Coyote tracks

Coyote tracks

Pine Swamp, West Cornwall, Connecticut. Dave and I snowshoed up to our favorite beaver sanctuary on the Appalachian trail near here.

On the way there we passed a number of places where a group of coyotes had “marked” trees (urine stains in the snow) and scratched to cover tracks. The low light made their tracks stand out and it was a bit unnerving to see so many of them in one place.

Pine Swamp beaver pond

Pine Swamp beaver pond

Pine Swamp beaver pond

The pond was frozen although in shooting ice (another batch of mages coming soon) I fell through the crusted snow and got a bit wet. Thank god for gaiters.

Lichen

Lichen

On the way back I figured I’d given shooting lichen another shot (pun intended) with the Ricoh GR’s high contrast filter and the results were more interesting than the years of lichen shots I’ve been making. I think I see my next series coming. I liken lichen, especially in high contrast.

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