Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Final Wednesday Walk of 2015

It's the last week of the year - how on earth did that happen so quickly?
Today is the day we transition from wet and windy to sunny and cold!
Let's take our final walk of the year.

Even the smallest of our creeks is chugging along mightily.
I am so thankful that we do not have flooding or tornadoes or snow and nice like much of the rest of the US and UK. 

Instead I can admire nature's symmetry in a young Douglas fir tree. 

I think this ball of moss and twigs could be the perfect nest of a small song bird come spring. 

With wet come green...

The Licorice ferns always provide a 'pop' of bright green.  

This snag caught my eye for the first time.
The holes are old - not recent, but I wonder who was at work here.  

The sound of rushing water is something I enjoy.

Lots of new mushrooms - mild and wet - perfect weather for them.

A nice new crop of Turkey Tail mushrooms.

This is my favorite Gothic-novel atmospheric lichen.
Methuselah's beard!

5 comments:

Vickie said...

What a gorgeous walk today! The walk here would be in a Winter Wonderland. We get a bit more snow today.

Maggee said...

I had the same thought about the ball of moss!! A perfect nest!! We like so many of the same things... I love the sound of rushing water also... calms me... I cannot get a handle on the days, they are passing so quickly! 2015 is nearly over--whoa!!

Barb said...

What a delightful walk! I also love the sound of running water. Those little creeks are so nice. We are sunny and cold too. I did enjoy seeing the sun today but I like the temps with the rain better!

Frances N said...

What beautiful surroundings! Nature is so wonderful!!! Each photo is beautiful in its own way! Thank you for sharing

cucki said...

Beautiful
Happy new year x