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The Spring Side of Winter

A sweet melody drifts in through the open window.

A chickadee carries the tune from tree to tree. A house finch adds his voice.

I can feel their excitement. 32 more words


Beautiful Spring Wildflowers - Part 2

The bush is aglow with colour at the moment here in coastal New South Wales as the ‘bush spring’ comes into full bloom. We went for a hike with friends in one of our several local National Parks around Sydney on Saturday afternoon and saw many more wonderful wildflowers which I felt moved to share. 174 more words


How To Identify Common Purslane

This common and difficult to eradicate garden weed is in the purslane, or portulacaceae, family.  It is also known as pusley and verdolaga.  The species featured in this article is common purslane and is a widespread weed throughout the United States and southern Canada.  693 more words

Summer Wildflowers

Collins Creek Quiet Walkway, May 5, 2015

The last Quiet Walkway along North Carolina’s stretch of Highway 441 is tucked in the back of Collins Creek Picnic Area. Left of the quite new pavilion is a gated gravel road with a simple brown “Quiet Walkway” sign.  401 more words

Hiking The Smokies

Pink Lady's Slipper

or Moccasin Flower
Cypripedium acaule

One of the showiest orchids in our local forest, the pink lady’s slipper appears between May and July. Before it flowers, you may notice the leaves lying quietly on the forest floor: there are two of them, and  parallel veins are evident on close inspection. 146 more words

Virginia Wildflowers