Sunday, December 7, 2014

Nature's Sunday Service

Can you find Charlie in this photo?

The woods were blissfully quiet and peaceful on our Sunday morning hike today. We spent a total of 3 hours hiking this weekend at two different parks. Charlie sniffed out a furry raccoon tucked into a rotted out tree that I've passed by dozens of times before, snuggled in for the winter perhaps? And snow sparkles glittered all around from the late winter slant of warm sunshine. Here are a few of the other treasures we encountered this past weekend...

A miniature snowman along the trail.

Animal tracks in the snow revealing a tiny highway of activity.

Tree mushrooms illuminated by shafts of sunlight.

Tree branches dancing in the river's current. (+ VIDEO)