More Spring Things Up Close.

More Spring Things Up Close.

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If you have a love of nature and an  insatiable curiosity Spring is a good time to get outdoors. There is something new growing, blooming, flying or crawling everyday.  And I love looking for it.

I went for  another hike with my macro lens today and wasn’t disappointed. Seems like everything is growing overnight. The trees are all starting to bud and the woods are starting to get tints of green and red, from the willows and red maples. macro (3 of 19)

Many wild plants are pushing through the warming soil. I was surprised how quickly the japanese knotweed grew in a few days. It was just pushing though the soil last week and some  plants already had many leaves.  The forsythia are starting to bloom as are the tulips, crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths.

I walked down to the local ponds and wetlands but still no ducks  or geese even with my nephew using his best duck calls to try and call them in. I am afraid they will not be nesting here this year. The wetlands were filled with the sounds of the many species of frogs. And the skunk cabbage and cattails continue to grow. Took some photos of the very unusual flower of the skunk cabbage, shown above.  Never a dull days in the Spring. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store for me.  Love this time of year, always did and always will. macro (18 of 19)

Here is a link to some more photographs I took on my hike today.  https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/macro-hike-april-21-2015

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“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

 

 

 

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