Pictures from today’s walk:
1. The first new leaf I've found on our coral bells! Behold it in its crinkly purple glory.
2. A crack in the seed cover of Chinese lantern. Behold the orange abyss within.
3. Brand new lamium leaves. Advice from one of my old plant ID instructors: "Don't plant this."
4. Beautiful purple leaves on the riverbank.
5. I scrambled down the bank to take pictures of ice formations at the river's edge and specifically where limbs of downed trees were embedded in the water.
6. River reflections
12. I really had to scramble through a maze of branches to get these pictures. It was a little awkward.
13. Glowing shreds of sapwood from the old tree around which I saw all these pretty nice formations.
15. No, I'm not sure whose fault it is.
16. A noodly-looking limb in the old tree.
17. Interesting cracks in caked-on mud on the old tree.
20. Brush and fallen trees on the riverbank.
21. I took this picture mostly to brag about how intrepid I am (okay, kind of). Most of my ice pictures were shot crouched under the V of the biggest limbs in these pictures, trying not to get sucked down into the almost quicksand-retentive mud.
22. Some less-intricate but still interesting patterns in the ice.
24. A root ball and landmark I've taken many a picture of of late.