Friday, April 15, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Favorite Tree 041316

Our Service Berry Tree, also known as June Berry, is budding.
 Pretty in the early morning sun.
 When in full bloom, they are sometimes confused with
Dogwood Trees which flower a little later.


Recent Returnees 041316

to the State Park
Mr. Wood Duck

 and his camouflaged Lady.

Tree Swallow dropping in to say hello.

Decked out in the irridescent plummage.

Front and back.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Watching 041216

I'll be watching for this shadow to fill in with foliage.

With their small stature, tremendous variety, and four-season beauty, Japanese maples always offer something to see. Dark, undulating branches sometimes crested with snow create a variety of graceful silhouettes in winter. The rest of the year, the branches provide a structure on which a slipcover of leaves spreads colors and textures. Lush, new spring growth emerges, filling the bleak landscape with a variety of hues we usually expect in fall. Summer brings maturity.
Japanese maples offer countless variations in size, shape, and texture.