Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pic Today 2/5/12










A WET, WINTER HIKE
AT LONE ELK PARK

The rain had stopped long enough
to hike through Lone Elk Park
(in west St. Louis County).

There was a chill in the air,
wet leaves on the ground;
oaks covered with dark patches of wet bark.
Muted patterns of green lichen added
unexpected color to the woods.

Elk and bison were enjoying early sprigs
of grasses beneath a wet carpet
of decaying autumn leaves.

The woods smell sweet,
and ready for Spring!




10 comments:

  1. Un parque con unos colores preciosos que presenta la naturaleza, preciosas las imágenes de los habitantes del parque en su habitat. Un abrazo para ti Rick

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  2. Joo...pa...joo...
    Kyllä siellä kelpaa kuvailla - syksyn värikästä...!
    Kaunis kuva-sarja.

    Meidän on tyydyttävä paljoon lumeen ja vielä enempään pakkaseen...
    Pakkasta 30-40 astetta.
    Olemme tottuneen koviin talviin.
    Terveisin Eko
    Suomi/Kuusamo/Lapland

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  3. Hermosas imágenes del parque y sus habitantes. la del alce es preciosa.
    Un saludo

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  4. Beautiful pictures from the park! Special trees and the animals were so nice. Thank you for sharing these. Wanted to visit this ...we dont have like this park.
    Have a nice week.

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  5. Oooohhh! Still beautiful without the foliage. The tree trunks and the mist make everything look so cold. That is a big elk! My goodness! Nice rack :) Thank you for sharing these. Oh the things you do for us! Thank you. Do you have a superbowl pick? Are you watching?

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    1. Re: my superbowl pick . . . well, I don't like New England . . . but then I don't like the Giants either. Hmmm. To be honest, I'll be watching for the commercials!

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  6. And I noticed the quercus! Thank you!!! Tsup!

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  7. It's a beautiful beautiful world :) Isn't it?

    Loads of love,
    Bhags

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  8. · Fall is the best season in the year. Its photos are always great.

    · Saludos

    CR & LMA
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