Dirty Feet

The river has been rising and falling as first snow melt and then rain storms have filled its banks.  The area next to one of the run off drains is clear but entirely mud now that the water level is down.  Some number of raccoons appear to have visited the edge for some refreshment and …

Exaggerated Tracks

An animal crossed the river, leaving tracks behind.  Then the snow must have been scoured away from the edges, which were damp and perhaps frozen.  It left these very lumpy tracks across the river, probably significantly exaggerating the size of the creature that made them.0

Odd Prints

The snow highlights animal tracks and their paths, making them far more visible in winter than in summer.  I am starting to see the thoroughfares of the rabbits and other small creatures, as well as get a sense for where some of the larger animals may venture.  Of course, some of these are reliant on …

Snow Prints

The snow is mostly gone now.  It’s bitterly cold but all the plants are uncovered.  I saw some rabbit prints before it disappeared.  They frequently hop across the path although I typically see them in the grey dawn just on the grass verge.  They wait quite awhile to disappear into the underbrush.  You can tell …