A Fast Season

Monday morning I went hiking with my cousin the professional photographer and had a great time playing with the new macro lens.  But as I feared, the season is really compressed.  Twinleaf was completely done flowering, only four days after full bloom.  Trout lilies were waning, and so were the early toothworts.  But so many other plants were just going crazy, as if they knew they had to make up for lost time.  I found twelve more species blooming!

On Tuesday, temperatures fell all day and the rain turned to sleet Tuesday night.  Today’s high should be in the 50s.  Who knows what I’ll find out there…

Meanwhile, here’s a picture of spring avens (Geum vernum), an unassuming little blossom, first of the rose family to bloom in this area:

spring avens

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s