Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Forest has Come Alive Again

Hardwood Forest

Decided to take a break from veggie blogging today. Instead I am going to show some photos I have taken in the woods during the past few weeks. The forest has come alive again and under closure inspection there is a myriad of interesting things to observes. Many of them only showing themselves for a short time before retreating below ground again until next spring.

Trout Lily Carpet

Trout Lily mass. Taken on a drizzly day, they only open for the sun.

Trout Lily

Trout Lilies with a native bee to the right.

Canadian Wild Ginger

Canadian Wild Ginger. They flower on the ground to attract ground pollinators.

White Trillium

White Trillium. Our provincial flower.

Red Trillium
Red Trillium's

Red Trillium

Red Fern frond's

Red Fern Frond

Native Foamflower

Native Foamflower

May Apple's

May Apple

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold

Downy Yellow Violet

Downy Yellow Violet

Bloodroot
Bloodroot II

Bloodroot

Forest Ruins

Forest Ruins

19 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous pictures! The wonders that surround us.

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  2. Thanks for the lovely stroll in the woods Dan ! Just what I needed on this very bleak day. Your photos are superb !

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  3. Beautiful pictures! I picked up a red Trillium at a local plant sale, but it's small and won't bloom for at least another year. Your pictures remind me what I'm waiting for.

    Great blog.

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  4. Thanks for sharing. The photos are beautiful, I can only imagine how stunning it is in person. Those trout lilies! Wow.

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  5. tendhergarden.blogspot.comApril 27, 2010 at 8:20 PM

    For those of us not so close to the woods - Thank you!

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  6. GREAT pictures Dan! I love the forest at this stage. You captured it perfectly.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful...I love when the forest comes alive in the spring...The colors are so inviting after a long gloomy winter : )

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  8. You know, I love the shockingly vibrant green of early spring almost as much as the somber colors of autumn. Your photos capture the essesnce of spring.

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  9. Great photos, Dan! BTW...the last comment you left on my blog won't let me publish it. Everytime I try, it gives me an error. I'll have to reject it to get it to go away...Sorry!

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  10. wonderful photos! thanks for sharing our forests are very different out West.

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  11. Lovely pictures - Spring is such a hopeful time. Those lilies are really striking.
    I took a photo of a deep red trillium at Durham Botanic gardens a couple of weeks ago. Not a common sight here.

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  12. Lovely photos, you do have an eye for detail. I especially like Red Trillium flowers, never seen them before.

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  13. Beautiful! We cherish the forests in our region. They are vibrant and beautiful (much like the images you are sharing) and to walk among the earthy smells and captivating sights is a tonic to the soul.

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  14. I love all the forest flowers. We have a section with marsh marigolds that are just beautiful. I think with all the water they got this year they are even bigger than before.

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  15. Lovely photos. I used to live near a woods, and I miss the spring woodland flowers. Thank you!
    Suzanne

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  16. I'm lucky enough to have some native trout lilies in my backyard. I planted some trillium last year that I got at a local nursery and have more to put in this year too, later in May. I don't know how soon they'll flower; I'm just happy last year's plantings survived -- they were very sad looking little root things when they went into the ground!

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  17. Beautiful pictures! Impressive. And I think you just convinced me to buy some Trillium. Thanks!

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