I found this previously unpublished photo while clicking through my archives the other day. It was taken in the Cedar Swamp inside Ceres Park at the end of March, 2010, several months after I discovered this wonderful, 54 acre nature preserve.
I last visited Ceres on a succession of foggy mornings this past November when the swamps were all but dried up. This image reminds me that I need to get out into the field for more photos soon.
The first time I visited Ceres was at the end of winter in 2010. I’ve made many trips since then and still haven’t seen all there is to see. When I was there in November, I found a branch off the main trail I hadn’t taken before. Next trip, I’ll head straight for that branch.
Meanwhile, I saw an article in our local paper about the Eldridge hiking trail in Wenonah. I knew Wenonah had preserved natural areas but didn’t know how to access them. Now I do and I plan on taking my camera for a nice walk soon. If I take a small detour either on the way over to visit my mom or on the way home, I can stop in for a quick scouting expedition.
I enjoy photographing in the winter and early spring before the leaves come out on the trees. I love seeing the bones, the structures of the trees. Soon, John, soon — get your butt moving.