By the look of the wood on this stump, the tree went down recently. It was likely one of those that floated by my house swept up in rising waters. Its exciting to watch the parade of fallen trees and logs fly by on the swift flows of flood waters. The second image shows the thick debris of fallen branches and those that gather when the water recedes. Our combination of high winds and heavy rains create rich forest beds for more trees to thrive in.
These images are part of a series posted chronologically from one river walk on Jan 13/18. I wanted to take you along on this beautiful winter day and share what you might have stumbled upon if you were walking in my shoes. To take the whole walk, start with clicking on Along the Way and use right arrow or Older Posts button to scroll through them all. Or use the Search tool just below the posts to find Along the Way. I’ll keep adding images each day until we wander back home.