Monday, November 9, 2009

My World Year # 2 Episode # 5

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Louise, Sylvia and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Check out the new layout at the My World site.

I spent some time today at the late Fall look at the Kent Bog. Almost all the trees and bushes have lost their leaves. A few Tamarack (Larch) still have a few yellow leaves. You can hit the Kent Bog label and see other season photos.
This was off the raised path around the cranberry bushes. It had been walked on by people.
I stepped on it to show the conditions of the land at the bog. With just one foot of the raised boardwalk you can see the way my foot sunk in and the water creeping around it.
The wetter parts of the bog the area is being reclaimed. This is what is left of a tree stump after a some time. You can see how the moss is feeding off what is left of the tree stump.
This is a complete tree that has fallen and is being reclaimed by the bog.
I do hope you enjoyed the walk and will visit some other places in the world.

25 comments:

Martha Z said...

Nice post, we visited a bog in Maine once. They are different than the wetlands we have here in California which become quite dry in the summer.

JOE TODD said...

In the winter will the snow melt off the bog quicker than the surrounding ground? Seems to me it should but I'm not sure. Good detail in the photos

Sylvia K said...

Great walk with you today, Tom! It does look as if fall has arrived! Just wondering how cold it is there these days??

Enjoy your week and stay warm!

Sylvia

Snap said...

I love taking walks and enjoyed seeing the bog. Thanks!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for enjoyable walk through this area.Nature has beauty in all seasons.
Blessings,Ruth

Barb said...

Great autumn walk, FG. Don't fall into that wet bog! I really liked the moss on the stump - we call those kind of stumps "nurse logs" here in CO.

Gaelyn said...

I like the bog. Good thing there's a raised walkway so people don't sink in and disappear forever like that down tree and stump.

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful shots and walking.
Great Nature.
Luiz Ramos

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That looks like a great place to take a quiet walk in the winter. Great photographs.

Tom said...

Interesting post Tom.... I think I'd be at home walking around there my friend..

eileeninmd said...

Bogs are great for the wildlife. Interesting walk and great photos.

SandyCarlson said...

Autumn seemed to fall suddenly, didn't it? What a great set of pix.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great post about the BOG.... All I know about a bog is that you can't really walk on it---and that it is very mossy. You showed both of those when showing your bog. Neat post!!! Thanks!
Betsy

Jo Castillo said...

Very interesting. Our leaves are just starting to turn. We don't have a big show of colors like you all do. Nice photos.

EcoRover said...

Love your bog pics and the lush, rotting sense of life's flux.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That looks like dangerous ground Tom. Next thing you know you are up to your eyeballs in it if you are not careful.

~mel said...

Thank you for sharing your walk. Wonderful!!

Jenn said...

Was not familiar with a bog until now. Thanks for the walk.

George said...

Thanks for the walk through the Kent blog. I never made it there when I lived in Ohio, but have visited other bogs and find them to be fascinating.

Pietro said...

Beautiful walk! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Ulrika K said...

Bogs are scary but interesting places. Great pictures!

Mary said...

I like that mossy shot. I'm glad this is being reclaimed.

Tipper said...

I'm glad you've got the bog to visit-such a nice place to see the changing seasons.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Being reclaimed and feeding off of...that sounds like the makings of a horror flick.
Neat pictures though.

Wren said...

It's interesting to watch nature reclaim the land, isn't it? And bogs are such interesting ecosystems.