Saturday, May 9, 2009

For Coneflower: Mayapple Fruit-to-Be (& guest)

As I said to Coneflower, these aren't that common. I went through about 50 mayapples before I found a double.

Taken May 8, 2009.

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Happy Saturday everyone. And be sure to stop by for Jim's post on Sunday.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Ferns and Mayapples. Mayapples and Ferns.

Taken May 6, 2009.

Taken May 2, 2009

Taken May 3, 2009.
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

If a Tree Falls

These fell some time after we walked past them on Sunday morning and when I walked past them again on Monday morning. I'm betting a whole lot of critters heard them.

Taken May 4, 2009.
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And with my constant traipsing around and taking photos, before and after pictures were no problem. Left: June 14, 2008. Right: May 5, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dog ... Woods

Taken May 4, 2009.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Everything is Glowing

Thank you, Farf, for your comment about everything glowing; it inspired today's post.

Taken May 3, 2009.
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More things glowing, even the dogs.

Taken May 4, 2009
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Monday, May 4, 2009

The Last Sunset

until late November, anyway. Till then we can only tell there's a spectacular sunset or sunrise by the tantalizing glimpses of color that flash through the canopy.

Taken April 24, 2009.
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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday Poetry Post

Andi has abdicated Sundays so I'm taking them over. Here are a couple of pictures and a poem.


Unfolding Bud

One is amazed
By a water-lily bud
With each passing day,
Taking a richer color
And new dimensions
One is not amazed,
At a first glance,
By a poem,
Which is as tight-closed
As a tiny bud.
Yet one is surprised
To see the poem
Gradually unfolding,
Revealing its rich inner self
As one reads it
And over again.

-- Naoshi Koriyama