January 5, 2020
Two days before I photographed Oberlin in fog, I was happily running around my neighborhood photographing Oberlin in sunshine. In my memory there is not much sunshine in Oberlin winters, and I wanted to seize the day—especially because it had been cold enough for ice to form on the ponds.
1 What photographer can ignore an S-curve? I wonder if the curve here has to do with the varying depth of water in the pond.
2 The black things are almost-holes in the ice. Can someone tell me—or guess—how they form?
5 Are bubbles in the ice caused by decaying vegetation beneath that is releasing methane? Or maybe living plants that are releasing oxygen?
7 Sycamores always stand out, especially against a blue sky.
12 The woods were aglow with leaf lights.
December 29, 2019
Tuesday Oberlin was draped in glorious fog. I got home from working out, and although it was already past nine o’clock, the fog I’d seen on the way to the fitness center was still hanging around. I couldn’t resist. Walking around my neighborhood, I was sure the fog would lift momentarily. But for two and a half hours I revelled in the stuff, which lasted well past dinnertime.
3 Unknown (by me)
4 This and the next two photographs are of what is known as Wildflower Hill.
7 Rock Pond
8 Why it’s called Rock Pond
10 Maybe winter is more colorful than winter is generally given credit for.
16 Marsh-Mallow (Althaea officinalis) in Winter
June 17, 2018
June 16, 2018
June 15, 2018
June 12, 2018
June 11, 2018
April 5, 2018