The snow from Tuesday's flurries melted quickly with the warmer temperatures. However, the sun remains cloaked in winter clouds
and the days have been dreary. Today, my walk around Speedway resulted in few pictures; the creek running through the Coke Field is as dark as
cold lead, reflecting very little of the gray sky above.
Even wildlife was scarce. Birds had eaten most of the red berries
and their nests are abandoned. Milkweed was sodden.
The only flash of color came from a startled blue jay
as it burst from the brush edging the creek.
There was, however, this fungi spreading and flourishing
out of a tree trunk in a nearby front yard. It's beauty
was surprising, reminding me of lace on a flamenco dancer's dress
as it fanned out along the base of the tree.