As we all know the news is gloomy. And, many of our days have been gray. We had so much rain the creek stayed roarin’, so we didn’t make a close-up spring creek trip this year. Now it’s too buggy and soon, it may be too snakey.
These pictures won’t be edited, as I can’t do that right now. We put a bigger hard drive in the computer, for more pictures. Somehow that means Photo Shop doesn’t work; we’re working on the fix but it’s going to take time. There may be enough color in the flower pics, though I’d prefer more.
Most of these wildflowers are now gone. Spring came early and now we are all GREEN. Except the sky, it’s blue. For awhile, anyway.
Franklin enjoys the sounds and smells of active spring critters.
This first color of the year in the picture above startled me, as I don’t recall seeing it in the woods before.
The blue flowers called Spiderwort were some of the first, along with the dandelions. Town usually blooms first, but dandelions popped out in both locations at once.
The wintry forest floor that violets grow into; note the leaves at the top right.
The mad, wild, wisteria:
I looked on the Internet and through a bug guide I have, and a perplexing number of species look like the bug in the picture. One is a UK butterfly. To me the closest is a moth called the Emerald, a member of the Nemoria species. They are partial to deciduous woodlands, which is where I saw this.
Lagniappe: our friend’s beautiful Shelley. No confusion about species here.
Petals on the road meant the wisteria floral surge was ending, as of about a week ago. So I hastened to do the spring post ahead of the feral and kitten news. I may even be on time for those who still have early spring flowers.
While awaiting our latest new cat post, here’s my Catwoods book, so you can read about past years! We go back a long way! Here’s Franklin in front of Borgo Publishing, link below.