Sunday, December 30, 2007


Warm day, got up to about 70 f. These pictures were taken around 4PM after it cooled back down to the 60's and a blanket of fog rolled in.

1. Trees fading into the mist

2. Hooded mergansers take refuge at our end of the marsh, from duck hunters who are limited to the far end.

3. American egret

4. Great blue heron, with a muted rainbow of autumn marsh color.


Sherwood Harrington said...

These are breathtaking, Ruth. Thank you.
Note to anyone who gets this far and hasn't clicked on the images to see larger, higher-res versions: You need to do that. Now.
A couple of specific comments:
1) The larger versions of numbers 2, 3, and 4 are great, but I'd like to see #1 bigger. Would that be possible?
2) While staring at the last one for a while, I half-expected to see Francis Marion appear around the edge of the forest.

Sherwood Harrington said...

After reading my previous comment, Ruth took the trouble to send along via e-mail a larger image of #1, which I've taken the liberty of putting up on the site. It's only about 250KB, and can be snagged here:

Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

8~) Speaking of The Swamp Fox - we have a 4-footed one, a red fox out there. He makes occasional, brief appearances, very hard to capture on camera. Larry saw him Christmas morning - he (the fox) ran right through our yard!