I wanted to wait on part two, continuing yesterday’s post, because they said it would be wintry weather today, with freezing rain, ice and snow.
There was some sleet, snow showers and even a bit of lightning and thunder, but nothing to make cool pictures.
So here we are again – Rollins Savanna!
It is an open oak savanna, with lots of grassy areas and large oaks, some of which have fallen or lost branches.
There were a lot of empty seed heads, not yet beaten down by the winter, and milkweeds that still had seeds.
And actually, the little snow acted as an accent, settling in low spots to emphasize outlines, especially on tree trunks!
The featured photo is the burned out husk of (I’m guessing) an
oak, in an area that has been control-burned since I was there in October.
I had gone to this particular preserve because there is one sight that I had previously photographed, and I had an idea to get a picture of it in each season and somehow combine them.
I almost thought that was out the window, because the area of burn was the exact area of the image!
Fortunately, it didn’t seem that the trees I was interested in were affected, though one does seem like it may not last much longer.
I’ll post those pictures in the future.