Thursday, March 3, 2011

Delaware Wildlife Area--March 2, 2011

In the midst of this small break from the misery that has been this winter here in Ohio, I attempted to capture a photograph that eluded me around this time last year. I commute by this marsh in the Delaware Wildlife Area, and one morning last March the rising sun lit the trees and turned the water to gold. I brought my camera the next day, but was foiled first by a stretch of cloudy days, then the time change, and finally the drying out of the marsh which changed the whole character of the scene.

So this year, post-flood, pre-time change, and with a clear day forecast, I arrived just before sunrise. I came for the scenery, but was delighted to find flocks of waterfowl--mostly Canada geese and mallards, but also a small group of snow geese--not rare exactly, but birds I seldom see.

The sun rose, and I took lots of pictures, but never saw the orange reflection in the water I remember from last year. More flooding rain is forecast for the next few days, so I’ll have to wait for another opportunity.


  1. Thanks for this - the Delaware Wildlife area was a frequent destination for ecology labs while I was a student at Ohio Wesleyan University, and your photos brought back nice memories.

  2. Thanks Rebecca! I drive through it everyday and try not to take it for granted!