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Nature’s holiday

Christmas day on The Lemon Stream, Starks. (Jon Ziolkowski)

Leaf. (Ryan Stone)

Ice. (Ryan Stone)

Christmas day on The Lemon Stream, Starks. (Jon Ziolkowski)

Sunrise from Orchard Drive, East Wilton, on the morning after Christmas day. (Gil Riley)

Big Bobcat. (Joe – Vienna)

To me, this looks like an encrypted message from outer space. (Gil Riley)

Icy horse. (Pat Blanchard)

White tip tail. (Pat Blanchard)

The Sandy River as viewed from the bridge in Farmington Falls. In a small patch of transparent ice near the bridge is a perfect circle. It is hard to see from here. (Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin/New Sharon)

Close-up detail of the perfect circle of ice formed by eddies in the river. (Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin/New Sharon)

A cold, crisp starry night. (Jane Naliboff)

A winter surprise for Little Red. (Jane Naliboff)

Titmouse in a snowstorm (Jane Naliboff)

"Happy New Year!" Cheers, Bluejay (Jane Naliboff)

"Turn it off, I forgot my hat." (Jane Naliboff)

Ringing in the New Year! (Jane Naliboff)

Quiet winter's peace. (Jane Naliboff)

Sometimes winter is not what we want to face! A Gray Fox in a snow storm. Wilton. (Jim Knox)

Sometimes we just have to face it. It's winter. (Jim Knox)

I guess it just seems right; An eagle sits near the Wilton Post Office, Wilton. (Jim Knox)

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4 Responses »

  1. The photos are always wonderful, but this week I think they’re especially fine. Stunning, really. Thank you all so much.

  2. When I first glanced at the picture of the Bobcat, and before reading the caption, I thought it was a Lynx.
    Can't see the diagnostic black tail tip of a Lynx in this picture but the nature of the hind end of the animal is what made me think Lynx. Can someone who knows Bobcat and Lynx well, please weigh in on this? Thanks!

  3. Never mind about Bobcat/Lynx. I did some more looking at websites that compared the two species, and the animal in the picture is most likely a Bobcat after all.

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