Photo of the Week – January 31, 2013

Another photo from the archives this week – June, 1996, in fact.  These cottonwood leaves were lying on the sandy bank of a small stream at The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve.  A cluster of leaves had fallen from a nearby tree and were just starting to dry out and lose their color.  There was something about the pattern of textures and colors that I really liked.

Cottonwood leaves at The Nature Conservancy's Niobrara Valley Preserve, Nebraska.
Cottonwood leaves at The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve, Nebraska.

Fun Fact: this is the only photo of mine that is hanging in our house.

5 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – January 31, 2013

  1. patti holmlund January 31, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    I was just thinking that would be a great pic on my wall. :)

  2. timupham January 31, 2013 / 6:32 pm

    The Platte River Prairies have cottonwood trees. Bald eagles will perch on them, in search of surfacing fish and waterfowl weak from waterfowl cholera.

  3. Sarah Boon January 31, 2013 / 10:20 pm

    beautiful shot – I can see why it’s hanging in your house! We have cottonwoods in our backyard (bad suburban planning move of the 70s). The leaves never look this lovely. :)

  4. N. February 17, 2013 / 12:07 pm

    Cottonwoods rock for many reasons. Beauty, sound, usefulness. But that is a very very nice pic. May I steal it for my desktop?

    • Chris Helzer February 17, 2013 / 8:22 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you like the photo. Sure, you’re welcome to use it on your desktop. Enjoy!

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