Saturday, February 03, 2007

Olentangy- Dry and Cold

I went to the riverbank of the Olentangy River this afternoon. The air is so cold and dry that it has sucked all the moisture from the riverbank. I was expecting to see ice, and I did see some. However, I was most struck by the dry sand that has gathered along the banks. This sand was being blown by today's constant chilling winds. Here are a few shots from this afternoon journey down to the river. In order of appearance, these shots depict the sandy riverbank, the binding power of buckeye and hackberry roots, an overflow channel marked by ice, and finally, the tentacle like roots of the silver maple slithering into the frozen ground.

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