Today is the first day of spring and it is a really beautiful day, so on my morning walk I took a few more pictures than usual.
First off, after talking so much yesterday about the valley and the hills along my walking route, I thought it would be a good idea to provide a few pictures so that you had some frame of reference.
This is the view going down into the valley. At the bottom is the creek where yesterday I told you I saw the deer carcass.
This is the view from a bit further down the slope. You can see the bridge under which the creek flows and you can see the hill going up the other side.
This is the view as I make my return trip. You can tell from the increased color saturation and vibrancy here that the sun has risen farther above the horizon by this point. This picture shows the bridge again, but this time we are looking at it from the opposite direction from the last photo. Pictured below is the hill I face on my way home once I get back to to the valley.
OK, enough with the hills already. This morning I saw a few interesting things I thought I’d share with you.
Some Lamb’s Ear.
This plant doesn’t fully die over winter and so it is always one of the very first to color the landscape green. It’s very soft to the touch; hence its name.
Here in Upstate New York Forsythia generally blooms around the middle of April. Not this year!
This bush is in front of the home of one of our neighbors. It’s right next to the road, so it was easy to take this shot without trespassing.
Every time I walk I take notice of this twisted vine. I can think of several uses for a vine like this. It would make a really interesting curtain rod, for one.
Our neighbor with the cozy little house had a couple of cute miniature Daffodils in bloom this morning.
I actually lay down on the ground to take these shots so that I could get a very low angle on them. I think they just scream spring!
More to come…