Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cold Weather Hike at Nockamixon State Park

This past Wednesday the fourth I went on a cold weather hike at Nockamixon State Park on the Quakertown, Bucks County, PA side. The temperatures that morning had hit a low of at least 9 degrees Fahrenheit and never went above freezing that day. But there was beauty to be seen and I was feeling blessed by nature that morning. Below are some scenes from my experience that day.

Fungi fascinates me and in winter time even more so.

Large birds flying in the distance

Conifers

Ice on a portion of Lake Nockamixon

A water puddle frozen - beautiful patterns

Cones and needles on the forest floor

Moss - one of the rare greens of winter

Blackened berries - they used to be red

Part of the lake shore line

Icicles hanging from a fallen tree

Cardinals in the thickets

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  1. It's starting to look a lot like Winter.
    I wish for Spring already!

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    1. Don't most of us wish for warmer weather! Although I would like one more significant snow storm. :)

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  2. Wonderful elements from your hike. Looks like you had a good time.

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    1. I did enjoy it. God has blessed us with a wonderful world.

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  3. Eloquent stillness, beautifully photographed.

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    1. Thanks! The stillness that morning was part of the charm.

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  4. Brrrr! Definitely looks cold there,Tim.

    Hope you are having a great 2012 so far. :)

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    1. Thanks! And it was cold that morning.

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  5. Tim, you found interesting subjects to photograph.

    Everything looks so beautiful on your pictures. Even berries and mushrooms are touching. And icicles are fantastic. I like very much that you can see beauty everywhere. It inspires me.

    Wonderfully special pictures!

    Greetings from Kaya.

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    1. Thanks, Kaya. I'm glad you found my post inspiring. Life has many elements to be appreciated if we only look and take notice.

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  6. Love the ice pond pictures and the icicles. Too cold for me but you captured great shots on your walk.

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    1. Thanks, photowannabe. Glad you enjoyed my winter hike.

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  7. It feels like we've been waiting forever for it to get that cold here in the Netherlands, Tim. It's been hovering around 40-45 F every day thus far. Today is the first day I've seen the thermometer at 31...but not for long, I'm sure, with the sun out. Maybe we'll have winter yet? I hope so.

    In the meantime, please keep taking these walks, showing us what we're missing here. :)

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  8. Thanks, Ginnie. For the most part, it has been a warmer winter than usual here, too. We only had one major snow storm and that was back in October.

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  9. Cardinals are beautiful but so visible !
    Water don't let frost being unawared.

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    1. Thanks, Cergie. I love cardinals and I like the way their bright redness makes them stand out.

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