Red Sap

Reflections from the Paskamansett Bridge in Gidley Woods.

Reflections from the Paskamansett Bridge in Gidley Woods.

This week's almost balmy days when only a single shirt is needed for gardening, are but a memory this morning.  Wintery coolness returned in force with its grey tones.  But the Gidley Woods are full of signs of the impending Spring.  Recently cut logs from earlier winter storms are oozing a deep red sap that turns purple and pink as it cools.  The log below could be the subject of many hours of study.  Why are the lichen's deep blue?  Is this a log or an Indian totem?  And what is that red eye seeing?

No, this is not a photoshop trick - just nature's rainbow is having a field day.

Log of Many Colors.....

Log of Many Colors.....