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Archive for December 25th, 2016

Red Oaks Mill Dam: Icy Water

Two recent walks showed the wintry side of the Mighty Wappinger Creek at Red Oaks Mill:

Red Oaks Mill Dam 2016-12-11

Red Oaks Mill Dam 2016-12-11

Plants growing on mid-stream rocks accumulate ice during a cold snap:

Red Oaks Mill Dam 2016-12-11 - ice on rocks 2

Red Oaks Mill Dam 2016-12-11 – ice on rocks 2

Even bare rocks sprout rims:

Red Oaks Mill Dam 2016-12-11 - ice on rocks 1

Red Oaks Mill Dam 2016-12-11 – ice on rocks 1

A week later, half a foot of snow added highlights:

Red Oaks Mill Dam 2016-12-18

Red Oaks Mill Dam 2016-12-18

Warmer air over the snow and ice filled the valley with low-lying fog:

Red Oaks Mill Dam 2016-12-18 - upstream fog

Red Oaks Mill Dam 2016-12-18 – upstream fog

Although it’s not quite as pastoral, a touch of pictorial graffiti recently appeared under the bridge carrying Rt 376 over the creek:

Red Oaks Mill Dam 2016-12-18 - graffiti

Red Oaks Mill Dam 2016-12-18 – graffiti

The “No war just smoke” tag suggests someone with a fundamental misunderstanding of life, somewhat along the lines of those absurd “Coexist” bumper stickers.

Anyhow, a happy holiday to one & all…

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