Sunday, January 31, 2010

Signs of Early Spring

I love the contrasting colors - yellow, red and green.

A newly grown Stinging Nettle! A sure sign of an early spring.

And the very rare and elusive Potato Head Bush is in full bloom.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

First Blooms!

Spring came fast, then hesitated.
It wasn't yet time.

Until now.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Pussy Willows

Yesterday's warmth revealed more signs of spring -- like these beautiful trees loaded with tiny white pussy willow blossoms.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pinecone Carpet

If you enlarge this photo, you will see a thick carpet of tiny pinecones and pine needles.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Liken' More Lichen!

The sun played peek-a-boo with the clouds yesterday, with random showers. I found a lot of little tree branches (due to last week's winds) on the ground, and was entranced by the amount of mosses and lichens they held.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Can deer read signs?

Um, nope.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Growth

The magic of spring's new birth