More gray days, and another visit to Shoup-Parsons Woods. I don't know what kind of fungus this is, but there was quite a colony of these clam-shell looking ones on this particular tree. The darker ones above were in a different spot.
[Still hoping to get back into a more regular posting pattern soon. The past couple weeks there have been new glitches, with my desktop wanting to upload photos into an inaccessible folder. I think we have a work-around figured out now. And one of these days there might even be enough sun to inspire photography efforts..]
Back before the current cold snap, we went for a walk in Parsons-Shoup woods, on a gray winter day. At first glance it seemed that all we saw was gray or white or winter brown. A closer look revealed patterns and even snatches of bright color.
It was a full fall and it has taken longer than I expected to recuperate from the death of a hard drive and the loss of my preferred, no-longer-supported photo editing program. Finally the past couple weeks I have been able to gather my 2016 photos back into one spot on my desktop and to begin exploring photo editing programs. That is still in process, but in the meantime, here are some photos from this past year, a rainbow of colors as a sign of promise and hope.
"Instructions for living a life:
Tell about it."
Mary Oliver in "Sometimes"
I've taken on a prayer practice of looking for the moments of light in each day, whether actual or metaphorical, and then writing or posting photos of what I find.