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Walk in the Woods

hanging ferns
hanging ferns
Hanging Ferns (photo ©2011 Scott Allan Stevens)

Take the ambiguous title of this post in whichever way you like: a description of where I took these photos yesterday, or a command that you get outside and enjoy the subtle beauty of spring (or, for my southern readers, autumn). These woods happen to be along an abandoned road at Woodard Bay, just outside Olympia, Washington. Once an industrial site, it’s now home to diverse native plants and animals. Mostly plants on this visual journey: hanging ferns, detail of a fresh nettle leaf, emerging bracken fern fronds, mossy big-leaf maple branches backlit by the afternoon sun, and finally a hunting Great Blue Heron. Enjoy the walk.

 

Stinging Nettle Leaf
Stinging Nettle Leaf (©2011 Scott Allan Stevens)
Bracken Fern Emerging
Bracken Fern Emerging (©2011 Scott Allan Stevens)
Mossy Limbs
Mossy Limbs (©2011 Scott Allan Stevens)
Great Blue Heron Hunting
Great Blue Heron Hunting (©2011 Scott Allan Stevens)

 

 

 

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2 Thoughts to “Walk in the Woods”

  1. nwx

    Thanks, Reinhard. It’s a strange and wonderful place…

  2. Reinhard

    I like your world …. amazing photos …

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