Thursday, February 16, 2006

Banbury/MOPAC Trail, No. 1, Winter Scenes

Yesterday and today, the weather has been Spring-like - sunny with temperatures in the mid to upper fifties. So yesterday after work, I took a hike on the Banbury/MOPAC Trail in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. With the sun shining it was so warm that I hiked in my short sleeves wearing no coat. Below are a few pictures.


I love creeks especially when the water is so blue as it is here.


Stumps of fallen down trees also fascinate me. There's something artistic about tree stumps even if it is somewhat abstract.


It's getting towards dusk here. But the reflections of the sun and the trees in the creek is awesome. It puts me in a worshipful mood. It reinvigorates me.

8 comments:

Fahd Mirza said...

I almost got spellbounded by the dusk pic. It really jolted me and then I was numb. Its sheer beauty.

BrainSyke said...

beautiful pictures. We had those temps thursaday and Wed. this friday is moving toward super cold once more. We have another month to go before things start to warm up :-)

Minka said...

I am with you on all accounts. Just beuatiful. I so miss trees over here, their smell and how the wet leaves reflect the light! Just wonderful pictures.

Tim Rice said...

Hi fahd mirza. So I wasn't the only one who is touched by views such as this.

Thanks, brainsyke. Yep, it got colder today and tomorrow is to barely get above freezing. Winter is not yet gone.

Thanks, monika. I think I, too, would really miss trees if there were none around. Iceland must be really cold and have a really short growing season. Nevertheless, I have always thought Iceland would be fun place to visit though I don't know if it will happen.

Ginnie said...

These are incredible shots, Tim. Oh what a nice walk. I would have gladly gone with you!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, ginnie. It was a beautiful walk. And I'm sure your company would have been a pleasant addition.

Trailady said...

This makes me miss PA! Reminds me of the farm in Gettysburg I used to work on... in the Spring, the creek would swell & we would ride intertubes down it. FUN!

Tim Rice said...

Hi trailady. Innertubing down the creek, that does sound like fun. I use to like to go innertubing on the Delaware River.