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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wet woods walk

As I said in my last post, we have had plenty of rain lately.  I'm not complaining, just stating the facts.  I'm glad it warmed up a bit and things are growing more finally.  The 3 dogs and I had a nice walk in the rain today and I brought my camera along to snap a few photos of the wild flowers and such.  Above is an unfurling Bracken Fern.

Star Flowered Solomon's Seal

Wild Bleeding Hearts with a seed pod developing

most of the forest is carpeted with these little plants, the Bleeding heart and Solomon's Seal

Wild Strawberry

Large Flowered Fairy Bells

Tonka always has to keep his eye on me.

The wild purple iris are starting to bloom and they are so gorgeous and prolific.

You can see the grass is beginning to get tall.  It will be time to begin haying soon, usually around the 4th of July.

Here is one of the Big Leaf Maples on my property.  It is not fully leafed out yet.  It has been so cold that things are at least two weeks late this year.

Service berry blossoms.

Sadie and Tonkabutt, patiently waiting for me to quit taking so darn many photos.

Sadie likes to take a dip in the creek every day no matter how cold it is.

I made a little video of the end of my walk.  You can hear the rain and a robin singing.

I hope you enjoyed this little walk with me.  As I was preparing this post I heard the first Swainson's Thrush of the year, singing the dusk in.  I love that bird.  It's arrival usually heralds summer for me.

Be well.
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Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Beautiful Jan.....
Just beautiful. How lucky you are to live there, and I am amazed that the Spring flowers are still blooming so strong!
I enjoyed joining you, if only in cyber-space! :-)


yoborobo said...

I loved your walk. The dogs are so cute, looking at you. I can definitely hear them thinking, "What is she doing back there?" lol! Beautiful country you live in. :) xox Pam

Karen S said...

Beautiful pics. It's nice to have good dogs that let you take photos -- they're the best!

Janet Ghio said...

Thanks for taking us along for the walk in the woods. The dogs look so happy!!

Linda in New Mexico said...

How lovely the forest floor is with the growth and flowers. Thanks for taking us along...what a treat for a desert dweller, an early morning peek at the rain and very happy dogs. Be well Jan.
The Olde Bagg, Linda

maddyrose said...

Thank you for sharing your walk in the woods. It was a delightful experience. I never realized there were so many flowers growing wild since I've never taken a walk in the woods before. Your dogs are such lovely critters and appear to be enjoying themselves. Have a wonderful week.

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

what beautiful scenery! it's so lush and green and bursting with flowers and colors. i'm envious! except that first photo. it looks a little creepy to me. lol. but everything else is fantastic. thanks for the little escape this morning.

audrey said...

Jan, your little video is great. I felt like I was right there walking with you and the dogs. What a beautiful lane to walk down, so filled with the green of Spring. Your photos of the flowers and fern are beautiful. Thank you for sharing some of the beauty you live with.
I am finally getting around to visit my friends. The past month has been hectic to say the least. My company left on Friday and it will take me a while to catch up on things.
Your woven pieces are beautiful, Jan! I love seeing what you have been making.
I would love to come and join Sadie for a romp in the creek. It would please me immensely to have a creek or stream near our property.
♥♥ audrey

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wow Jan, lucky you to hear the thrush! Tonka is a love, nothing better than watching dogs do their doggy thing and run in the fields. Makes my heart sing. Thanks for the wildflower tour. xox Corrine

maggi said...

What a beautiful place you live in Jan. The walk with you was just what I needed after a day at work, especially the video. Thank you.

Glenn said...

Your canines are singing "Out In The Country" and "Waiting On You".

Tanya said...

Love the doggie photos.

Robbie said...

Thanks for taking us along on your walk even if it was only for under a minute! I don't think I've ever seen a 'bracken fern' and especially unfurling like that!! As Anne said, you are so lucky to have a place to walk like that. Being a country girl I miss the fields and riding our horses in the quiet! Now we walk in a sub or into town. A whole different world. Thanks again!

Emma said...

Oh a lovely woodland walk, dreamy! The sun is shining right this minute but boy, the wind & rain we've had - the garden's taken a bit of a beating. Hey ho.

Lovely pieces. My eyes can manage 10 beads or so per piece so I'm impressed with the bracelet! The felt into heart looks wonderful& as for using a bead loom for a mini weaving what a fab idea - I know I have one deep in my drawer....somewhere.

Heloise said...

What a lovely walk and lovely to hear the bird song along with rain. We had rain yesterday, but need lots more.

Martha Bright said...

You are so fortunate to have so many native plants thriving there. Most of our natives have been pushed out by invasives. What wonderful company the dogs are. I am sure they are very happy to walk with you.

Marie S said...

I love that you took us for a walk and told us all of the flower names too. So cool and to hear the rain. What a great walk and I feel refreshed, thank you.

Anja said...

Dear Jan,
I never saw wild bleeding heart, your nature looks really like nature, wild and envites for dreaming while walking. Very nice fotos of your dogs! Here it is just now also wet and lots of snakes are in the garden having festival meals. ;-)
Alles Liebe

Judy Ziegler said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful life!

Jan said...

Thanks everyone for your fun comments. I try to reply to everyone to their private emails but I don't have one for Judy so I'm replying to her here. Thanks Judy! for your kind comments, I appreciate them and I appreciate your signing up to follow this blog, too.

Perlenkatze said...

Thank you Jan,

for taking us on this beautiful walk. Thank you for sharing your impressions of Spring rain with us.

A lot of hugs.