Friday Photos: A Wintery Paint Creek

Paint Creek is beautiful in the winter. As I ventured outside today, movement of the flowing water framed by the still-fragile ice shelves caught my eye. Water brings life to the winter landscape. Most months of the year we don’t get to experience the solid phase of water (for which we are all thankful), but the snow and ice of winter help define this season. Enjoy this scene of the Paint Creek as it flows between the Paint Creek Cider Mill and the Paint Creek Trail.

I like the shape of the stream as it winds down its course.
I like the shape of the stream as it winds down its course.
Even a panoramic photo cannot adequately capture the interaction of the water, sky, and trees
Even a panoramic photo cannot adequately capture the interaction of the water, sky, and trees. Click on the photo to view a larger version of the image.

I hope you have a chance to bundle up and get outside this weekend to enjoy winter. I hear that the sledding hill at Lost Lake Nature Park and the ice skating rink at Marsh View Park are open!

About Ben VanderWeide

I am the Natural Areas Stewardship Manager for Oakland Township Parks and Recreation in southeast Michigan. I have a doctorate in biology (focused on plant ecology) and I am passionate about protecting and managing natural areas.

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