I walk more miles in my visits to Eliza Howell Park in the coldest days of winter than I usually do in other seasons. There are fewer day-to-day changes to catch my attention and stop me for closer looks; some of the life here is dormant now.
Recently, after I took a picture of the river from the footbridge, I reviewed seasonal images of the past year from that spot.
February 7, 2021
November 9, 2020
August 10, 2020
May 3, 2020
These times — early in February, May, August, and November– are good times to experience the heart of each season. The following pictures are examples of other photos taken in the park at approximately the same times of the river pictures above.
Staghorn Sumac seed cluster, February 7, 2021
Mushrooms/fungi on tree, November 10, 2020
Clouded Sulphur butterfly on coneflower, August 9, 2020
Gray Catbird nest, May 8, 2020
One of the great things about living in this geograpical region is that there are four distinct seasons to observe and enjoy. Whatever time of the year that I walk in Eliza Howell Park, I am well aware that seasonal change is coming soon.