Yesterday. April 18, 2015. Northeastern Kentucky. A walk in our woods and beyond. A greater variety of wildflowers in one day than I ever remember happening. Just two friends, Karen and Doug, and me, the cliffs and creeks, and so many surprises. This included the sun, even though, as a photographer, I would have preferred more clouds. Well, since this blog is partly about photography itself, I'll add further that since we were there from before 2 until 5ish I may not have the best light in these photos, but I did get to experience the beauty of the place just for itself and in that time. What a gift. What an afternoon.
Now for some visuals!
|These hepatica are bloomed out, but the winter liver-shaped leaf is still there to identify the plants.|
|nearby Dutchman's britches|
The area near the chimney (see two posts ago) has high cliffs. Doug was wandering around up nearer the cliffs than the creek, which we were following, and he found a boulder covered with white trillium! Closer to the creek we had been seeing just a few trillium, so it was like finding hidden away treasures in the attic. The hepatica in the first photo are actually up on the boulder as well, surrounded by blooming trillium.
Nearby there are many, many mayapples, not yet with the flower underneath the leaves, but almost ready for that part of their life:
|an exhuberance of fiddleheads|
Next week, more flowers, and also some redbud photos! This year I have managed to get more than one decent shot of a redbud tree! Here is one photo until then, along the road to town: