Photo Challenge: Winter’s Silent Spell

Beneath a blazing blue winter sky, a palpable silence permeates the Michigan woods.  The crunching of snow underfoot, a sure sign of Arctic temperatures, does not break the  magical spell.

Photo Challenge:  Silence

 

Kensington Park, Michigan

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17 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Winter’s Silent Spell

    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      Thank you, Amy. We have had a long stretch of unusually cold temps this winter and I found myself seeing winter in the local woods as if for the first time. I hope that comes across in the photo.

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      1. Tom Schultz Post author

        It’s actually quite invigorating for a short time. After that….well, let’s just say that I didn’t like the idea of frostbite so I retreated to a warm nature center building. 🙂

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  3. LuAnne Holder

    I stayed in a lot, too, Tom. But I enjoyed watching the snow fall from my writing window in Troy. Our Lloyd Stage Nature Center looked much the same I suspect. So glad you were able to get to Kensington to take this lovely photo that so captures that spell of snow and cold weather.

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    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      Some people hiking at Kensington feed the small birds with seed held in their hands. The birds are now accustomed to it and so when I stopped to take pics I had the unusual experience of being dive bombed by chickadees.

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      1. LuAnne Holder

        :0 I am surprised those little ones could survive that cold.
        By the way, did you see the meteor? I understand it exploded in your neck of the woods. I heard and felt it but didn’t see it.

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