Thursday, May 10, 2018
The other weekend made it to Baltimore to visit Sherwood gardens at the peak of tulip bloom. But I was getting a little bored with pretty photos of the tulips (and the tulips were gorgeous) so had a little fun capturing the essence of the soon to be rainy afternoon less conventionally.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Last weekend along the Potomac Heritage Trail in Riverbend State Park, north of Great Falls, my scouting hike was filled with spring ephemerals - wildflowers welcoming the beginning of spring - bluebells, trillium, spring beauties and more. Will see what's there this weekend when i lead a group of hikers
|light purple bluebells|
|trilling toad -- gribbit!|
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Longwood gardens in Pennsylvania has an annual display of rare blue poppies and other blue flowers and it is quite stunning. Very crowded inside the conservatory on a cold March day!
|Blue poppy (Meconopsis)|
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The view below from Raven Rock, looking out towards the Shenandoah Valley, is along the Appalachian Trail near the border of Virginia and West Virginia. I've done this hike several times starting from the south near Bluemont VA. This time finally did it from the north, starting from a side trail at Blackburn Trail Center, up a very narrow steep gravel road. Enjoying the Appalachian Trail in bits.
|Pine trees amidst the trail|
|White blaze signifying the Appalachian Trail|
|Lots of blow-downs from crazy wind storm the other week|
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Today visited a wildlife management area near Poolsville, MD, less than an hour out of the city, to enjoy a few of the sunflower fields that are peaking now. It was warm and muggy but worth it, especially once we found a hidden field away from the parking areas where there were few people and a drone videographer getting ready to launch.