I am not sure what constitutes a tradition, but for the last several years I have published some photographs in December. These are photographs taken in the Sourlands but not used for any of the other essays. This year I have 8; in past years there were a couple more but this year I had a new puppy and taking care of him cut into the time I have for wandering around the Sourlands with my camera.
Stony Brook Road is revealed as a 19th-century road because it simply narrows when a large boulder is in the way.
Sycamores are especially beautiful in autumn.
Thistles are greatly underappreciated. They have beautiful purple flowers that are magnets for butterflies, and they put on a unique display in the fall.
This green frog had just been threatened by a black water snake and still looks frightened.
Leaf shadows on a white oak.
The Delaware River is officially the western boundary of the Sourlands but the geological structure continues across the river.
Witch hazel is a November surprise.
Milkweed seed pods open gradually.
By Jim Amon