Autumn Hanging On
While in my hometown of Omaha for the holidays, I took a walk in Elmwood Park while a powdery snow was falling. The Jones Street footbridge to the Park is just a block and a half down the street from the house I grew up in (where my mom still lives). Because it was still snowing and bitter cold, there were few people out, even in the popular, picturesque and historic natural spring Grotto and stone bridge over the creek (seen in many of these photos). I did see a bunch of kids sledding in other areas, though. Oh, and I’ve shot this tree with lingering orange foliage through the tunnel before, but with even more snow.
ruffled ridge snow stairs
lights like four fireflies
Here are a few more shots of the Elmwood Park Grotto:
And here are some shots of the Elmwood Park Creek in other parts of the park, including this shot from the Jones Street footbridge:
the other side of the footbridge
And here are a couple of iPhone photos of the footbridge, shot during another snowstorm several days before, on Christmas Eve, no less:
And this looking down two sets of steps to another footbridge over the creek:
watch that first step. . .
Full set may be seen here on Flickr. Happy New Year.