365 Nature – Day 14

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts.


This morning was cold but clear and Kubota Garden in south Seattle is beautiful with these conditions. The sun rises up over the hill and filters down through the trees onto the garden ponds, which produces a mist over them. The sun illuminates the mist and color it orange. The frosty grass crunched under our feet, but all the bare branches of the maples and various deciduous trees were decorated with ornaments of water droplets. We saw not another soul during our excursion but heard many birds foraging in the trees over our heads.

I was captivated by the suns rays shining through the trees and tried in vain to capture some of the magic. My photography skills are improving, but this is quite a challenge. Above you’ll find my attempts.

 

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Kelly Brenner

Kelly Brenner is a naturalist and writer based in Seattle. She founded and writes The Metropolitan Field Guide, a blog for ideas, thoughts and resources for the design of urban wildlife habitat and has contributed articles to a variety of other websites and publications.

Kelly has a certificate from the University of Washington in non-fiction writing. She continually takes classes and attends talks on various natural history topics. In 2009 she earned a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon.

She's also an avid photographer focusing on the natural world.
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