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Dense woods

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Bare Winter Woods 0593

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March 1st here was a beautiful sunny day, so I wended my way down to McKinney Falls State Park, where the land still mostly had the lost-leaves look that characterizes even our mild winters. Based on this picture, I think you’ll agree that woods in Texas can be really dense. As scraggly as these trees are, though, notice the small bits of color scattered throughout, some of it due to lichens.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 14, 2013 at 6:16 AM

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  1. Who knows? Maybe people we define away as “dense” aren’t stupid at all. They just have so many tangled thoughts in their head it’s hard for them to find their way through.

    And by the way – happy Pi Day!


    March 14, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    • Ah, tangled and lichen-laden thoughts.

      Most people prefer the sweet round thing with fruit, by you’re aware that I’m as fond of the numerical one. In line with your first comment, π is irrational.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 14, 2013 at 8:42 AM

  2. Yes wintertime in Texas can almost hear the crunch under my feet. But with all the redbuds blooming warmth in the sun despite the cool air it is finally starting to feel like spring in Austin

    “Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth… Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.” Noela Evans

    “We’re our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.” Tom Robbins

    Love & Peace




    March 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    • I’ve been crunching about in the woods and fields these last sunny and relatively cool days, but I haven’t encountered any dragons. Whether I’ve rescued myself from myself is a good question, though I don’t know the answer. While pondering, happy spring.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 14, 2013 at 2:40 PM

  3. […] another view of the density of stems and stalks and trunks I saw at McKinney Falls State Park on March 1st. In the foreground, mostly green but with red daubs […]

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