This week has amounted to rain, goslings, weeding the flower beds.
The beginning of the week rained and I was itching to get outside and trying to see if there were any new blooming wildflowers and plants and how big the goslings had grown in a few days time along the trails.
Starting this week I’m going to try something a little different for my nature, wildlife and exploring blog posts. I’m going to try and take a regular weekly approach for posting. But, I make no promises that will stick. I said TRY.
I often get lost doing activities and before I know it, weeks turn into months before I get back here and post anything. What good are pictures sitting in folders you can see. Right?
The Week Of June 10th -16th 2019
Well good morning to you! I love the spring and watching the babies. My walks around the pond areas produced a couple of things to turn the camera on this week.
This little gosling is enjoying the warm sunshine of the morning.
Many Ages and Stages
All the goslings around the area are in many different ages and stages. Depending on when the little ones were born they still have some of the yellow fluff ball stuff going on or the black “teenage” coloring is setting in.
Painted Turtle on the Pond
I loved the setting that this painted turtle has chosen to surround himself with to start his morning off. An excellent choice.
Trees of Reflection
I’ll stick around here for a bit. Couldn’t ask for a prettier place to stand for a few minutes.
Long Shadows On The Pond
A dense tree covering, a brilliant green watered pond and extremely filtered sunlight will give you visual perfection.
The wild blackberry bramble on the edge of the woodlands that I walk once a week is just starting to form what will be the berries. I will keep a close eye on them because I’m hoping to get to them before the birds do.
Mayapples Are Getting Big
The mayapples are getting fairly large and starting to grow the flowers on the underside branches. If you are unsure of this native wildflower you can learn more about it.
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Starry False Solomon’s Seal
This white and fuzzy native wildflower blooms from May – June. I missed seeing it last year because the area was flooded.
Umbrella it Is Today
As the weather man promised it has been days of rain and I’m tired of sitting inside. If you can’t beat Mother Nature, you join her. I grabbed the umbrella on Thursday morning and went for my morning walk through the Cofrin Trails.
A Path Runs Through It
Puddles! Rain brings tons of puddles to dodge.
Slight Fog Off The Land
The warmth of the land and the cold rains are creating a little fog in the lowland areas this morning. It is rather pretty. Oh. and the sound of frogs singing their happy little songs is a pleasure to listen to.
It’s Raining Again
It’s raining again. Oh, oh, it’s raining again. There is something magical about walking in the rain near the lake and woods. Although, it is flooding around all the lowland areas.
Moisture Equals Mushrooms
Fungi grows well after days of rain. Since it had been raining for many days straight this week, there seems to be an abundance of fungi everywhere.
Bearded Purple Iris Standing Tall
Friday by 11:00 am the rains let up and I saw sunshine. It was the perfect time to get out and do a little weeding in the flower beds and have lunch.
The bearded purple Irises in my flower beds are standing tall, proud and look marvelous this year.
After the Rains
With all the rain the past week, and strong sunlight the past hour all the iris petals have came out to dance in the sun’s rays.
The Bumble Bees Are Back In Business
All the bumblebees are enjoyfully working their way from plant to plant around the deck garden. I’m sure they missed the sunshine.
I’m Happy To Be Out Too
I’m positive the bees missed the sunshine and are hungry.
Red Admiral Having Lunch
I’m having lunch, and so is the Red Admiral Butterfly next to me. She is snacking on Witch Hobble that has just opened.
Not Sure What He Smells
Lunchtime is over and it is time to go back to work but he will not budge. Crazy lab! I’m not sure what Scouty Rowdy Pumpkin Pie was smelling in the grass but he wouldn’t leave this spot until he had explored every inch of it.
Thanks for reading Rain, Goslings, Weeding. Until next time friends, take care!
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