It is rare to be able to photograph a view of the spillway when the thinning of vegetation in winter combines with a rain heavy enough to send water over the rim. Also, the poison ivy needs to be in winter retreat so you can step just a few feet off the trail for a better angle. I didn’t, however, say that I actually did that.
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When I finally got back to walking this morning, after two weeks of sneezing and coughing, I found that there was nothing left of fall at Radnor. Not a trace. Wind and rain had stripped it of leaves and color. The thing is that it looks beautiful in a different way, and not at all like it has been on its death bed for the past two weeks. I should have been taking Radnocillin.
Radnor Lake from the south side a few weeks ago. I’ve been uninspired for the last few walks, but it would take something like an owl sitting on a tree trunk three feet away to get me to pull my camera out in the cold rain we’ve been walking in for the past week. We did see a flock of bluebirds last time, but I didn’t attempt any pictures. Small, flitting birds laugh at me when I do that.
We pass this branchy creature popping out of the water on all our walks at Radnor. A distant cousin of the Loch Ness Monster, perhaps?
I’m continuing the tree trunk series with another image from Radnor Lake, taken with a Lensbaby Composer.
I’ll be walking at Radnor Lake later today than usual. I need its peace and quiet after last night. The weather alarm that I bought for safety (but certainly not for restful nights), shrieked and beeped and yelled at us until midnight last night, giving obvious instructions about going to windowless room, covering heads, and getting out of mobile homes. You begin to think it would be better if a tornado did come, and blow it a hundred miles away! I didn’t do anything it said, just put the pillow over my head and tried to ignore it.
It’s calm this morning, and I can’t wait for my walk. In the meantime, the Radnor Lake Trunk Show continues. This photo taken with a Lensbaby Composer.