Thursday, May 20, 2010

yard photos



Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well, the rain has stopped for a few days and today was one of those perfect spring days. The birds are singing and the sun is shining.

I went on a guided nature walk through a park that is located very near my home. The park is about 2,000 acres and there is lots to do there-picnic shelters-swimming-tennis courts-baseball & soccer fields-deck hockey-ice skating (winter)-bmx track, golf course-mini-golf.

Today, a rep from the nature center took our walking group to a remote part of the park on a nature walk. There was so much to see in the way of wildflowers, flowering plants (IE) stinging nettle, jewel weed, giant hogweed, wild leeks, edible mushrooms, solomon's seal, jack-in-the-pulpit, citrus bush (makes excellent tea). I could go on-he showed us so much.

We saw yellow, swallowtail butterflies kind of wallowing in the mud. There is a stream that runs through this section of the park. He said they were getting minerals from the mud. This walk was so interesting. It gives you a chance to see what's growing in your area and have someone put names to it. I loved the 2 hours that it took.

I have more yard photos to show you. All the nature walking inspired me to take more photos of what's growing in my own yard. Click photo to enlarge.


     these are dianthus                                                     our poppies



                                        
our late blooming lavender                                                                                      clematis


chives in bloom

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowrs, Mary! Such a pretty yard! Sounds like a wonderful nature walk! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics! It was such a beautiful day here as well...perfect spring day!

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  3. Just beautiful! Wonderful showcase of some sprintime beauties with all of the weird weather we are having in the east!

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  4. I sooo love flowers! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures with us! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Beautiful flowers Mary! I got out last weekend and took pictures of all mine that are blooming. Just haven't had time to post them yet!

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