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Photos from winter 2016-2017.

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Autumn colors, a few weeks ago, in views from the Henry Avenue Bridge on an afternoon run.

 

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Winter is coming..

The landscape of the Wissahickon Gorge has changed from vibrant yellows and reds to black, brown and green.  Between one Saturday long run and the next, most of the trees have lost all of their leaves, and what’s left are bare branches and the evergreens..the rhododendrons, the Christmas ferns, and the few conifers dotting the slopes.  Winter is coming.

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Just some scenes from recent runs in the northwest section of Wissahickon Park.

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A new crop of mini-cairns  and microliths has arisen in the woods of the Wissahickon, built by  beings unknown.  I’m thinking fairies.

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Sometime Friday night or Saturday morning morning this giant sinkhole of doom opened up on Forbidden Drive near Gorgas Lane. I ran over this exact spot on Thursday afternoon. If you gaze into the void, not only does the void gaze back at you, but you can see the creek and a mysterious stone wall.

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Evening Run/walk

7 miles to Forbidden Drive and back at sunset.  Also seen but not photographed: the moon, and a huge white-tailed deer lumbering slowly across my path.

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