I took a weekend hike at a local wildlife preserve, McLane Creek Nature Trail. Not a long hike, but I am always amazed at what I find in this part of Washington State in the dead of winter!
Morning light is always a different quality than afternoon light. Looks cooler and more fresh.
This board walk over the swampy areas was glazed with ice. I was slipping and skating, trying not to fall and land on my camera backpack. I saw some seniors out walking and warned them. I know once you get older it doesn’t take much to injure yourself in a fall. But at the same time, the older people out walking everyday are much, much less likely to be injured in a fall.
This little woodpecker was resting not far from the trail. He was perfectly still and didn’t move a muscle while I had the camera pointed at him.
This bald eagle was sitting high in a tree above me, his head and tail feathers dirty with mud. I couldn’t tell when I took the photo, but after cropping it in post, I was surprised to see that he was literally keeping an eye on me.
This is what I mean, it’s amazing to see so many plants growing in the middle of winter. But I guess these vines are pretty hardy, and Olympia’s winter isn’t that harsh compared to other northern cities in the United States.