Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blustery October wind strews birch seeds and catkins across landscape

Today was a mellow winter day. The temperature was up in the low 20s (Fahrenheit), and a blustery wind cast about all day for things to toss around. Twigs were scattered along the street, and birch catkins, scales and seeds filled hollows in the snow and spilled over from boot and tire tracks. A lovely day for stomping around the neighborhood! By the way, the catkin scales are less than a 1/4" long.

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