A mid-afternoon New Year's Eve walk through the preserve revealed about two inches of snow remaining from Saturday's brief but intense storm. For the most part, the sky was leaden and fellow walkers few.
|Split Indian-hemp seed pods (Apocynum cannabinum) amid Little Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)|
|The creek in a somber mood|
|An outcrop of gneiss boulders|
|Along the Beech Springs Trail (route of One Trail Twelve Times). I was the first person to leave footprints on the trail since the snow fell.|