Monday, April 30, 2012


The dogtooths have been blooming
in the woods at the Beaver Pond Trail.
 They are also called trout lilies,
 maybe because of the markings on the leaves.
 The leaves cover a lot of ground,
 but there are not that many flowers.
 I wonder why...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lady's Mantle

I love the way lady's mantle holds the raindrops,
 especially in the morning sun!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday's Fences

I found a rusty old fence meandering through the woods.
Eventually, it will rust away to nothing.
I am linking this to Friday's Fences.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Skywatch Friday

This stand of young trees is beside the pond we walk along.
 They are just coming out in leaf.
 To see more skies from around the world, click the icon on the right.

Dutchman's Britches

The Dutchman's britches were in full flower this week.
 There were so many of them!
 A bee demonstrated how to get the nectar.
Some of the blossoms were done for the year.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Early Saxifrage

I noticed a new (to me) plant
 while walking last week.
 Early saxifrage is only a couple of inches tall, and seems to prefer rocky places.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Watery Wednesday

I woke to snow blanketing the ground yesterday.
 And the lilacs and other trees.
 The temperature was hovering around freezing all day,
 but the snow turned to slush and then to rain.
Other than the interesting photo ops,
 a day to stay indoors and read.
To see more wet photos, click the icon on the right. No doubt, most of them will feature liquid water...


Monday, April 23, 2012

Cherry Blossoms With Snow

Here, I thought it was spring,
 and I woke up to find the ground covered with white stuff, again...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Today's Flowers

The red trilliums are blooming now.
 Not as well known as the white trilliums,
 but found in many of the same areas.
 To see more flowers from around the world, click the icon on the right.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Maple Leaf

While crawling around in the woods, I noticed the afternoon sun streaming through this leaf, shed last fall.

Bloodroots Again

There are still a lot of bloodroots blooming,
 but more and more of them
 look like this.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tree Flowers

Remember the leaves that looked like dancing hands?
 Here are the flowers,
 and the leaves, as they appear this week.


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