Flowering Blossoms on Fruit Trees

Spring blossoms on the various fruit trees – mostly apples and cherries from what I can tell, with a few pears – along the river add a bit of color to the thickening green everywhere.  It’s early but the tree …

Spring Beauty

These small pink-striped white wildflowers with five petals are more common than I remembered.  I saw two or three batches of them today.  They’re known as Spring Beauty.

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Dutchman’s Breeches

These small white flowers were far from the path but just caught my eye.  There were only two of them but they’re among the most unusual flower I’ve seen along the path.  They’re called Dutchman’s Breeches – or dicentra cucullaria …

Goldenrod Fuzz

The goldenrod has dropped its color and is slowly sagging as the cold weather comes.  The ends look furry now, gray and seed loosening up.  The birds must be having a grand time filling themselves.

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Late Arrowroot

The white yarrow is also known as arrowroot.  Once I learned that, and that it had medicinal value, the idea of arrowroot cookies for teething infants made sense.  This patch popped up quite late.  Its nearly October, past the first …

Frosted Greenery

The weeds caught a good deal of rime this morning, like small icicles sticking up and out of the edges of the low weeds.  It’ll be warming up again – Indian summer – but it looks like the temperatures will …