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Friday, March 18, 2011

The Flatwoods, Pt. II

Here are some more shots from our walk at the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve the other day.

Red maple keys. I couldn't believe how hot pink many of them were.

I don't know what kind of flowers these are. Each grouping (like this,) is about an inch across.

The main bud here wasn't very large, either--perhaps about 1/2" long--but the colors & geometric lines caught my eye.

Possible shining fetterbush flowers. We have a fetterbush in our backyard, but I haven't had time to see if it's blooming yet.

The boardwalk here looked like it was levitating.

Also, apologies to my regular blog-friends. I've been very busy with my 2 jobs and other things lately. I hope to do the rounds again soon. Bear with me!

17 comments:

troutbirder said...

Hey Lana, we all get busy and with two jobs for sure. I lie those close up shots. It's amazing whats out there when you take the time to look and then get close. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

That bud looks like a little careful carved jewel.

Erik Donald France said...

Beauteous. Spring is in the air now in the American South . . .

Michelle (artscapes) said...

I am envious of all your signs of Spring. We still have nearly full snow cover!

Rick said...

I really don't know how you do it, Lana. You show the beauty in everything. I wish you could take pictures of Detroit and find its hidden beauty. It's pretty well hidden, though.

Lana Gramlich said...

troutbirder; Thanks, hon. Sometimes I like to just get down in my yard & have a REALLY good, close look at what all's in there. It's amazing the diversity of plants and insects one can find even in one's own yard!

Charles; Yes...Wasn't it lovely?

Erik; Thank you. Yes, Spring is DEFINITELY in the air here...finally! Hope you find some relief soon. :)

Michelle (artscapes); Ugh! My sympathies, hon. *shiver*

Rick; Thanks, hon...That's very kind of you. Detroit may be beyond even my capabilities, however. <:\

Lynda Lehmann said...

How very beautiful all your images are, Lana! Glad to see Spring is on your doorstep, as well as mine...

jay.me said...

Yay spring! --love the photos =)

Lana Gramlich said...

Lynda; Thanks. :) It's about time!

jay.me; Thank you & I agree about Spring. ;)

PhotoDiction said...

That bud is indeed beautiful. We're just starting to see some come out on the maple trees - in spite of the snow that is falling RIGHT NOW. Yuck! At least the forecast calls for rain later. Thanks for the hopeful signs of spring to whet my appetite for what's coming.

Lana Gramlich said...

PhotoDiction; Ugh! My sympathies for your snow. We're hitting 80F these days--I think it's safe to say any fear of frost has finally passed. *L*

Kryssning Karibien said...

i like the third one best..

Lana Gramlich said...

Kryssning; I liked that one, too. It was so small, but so beautiful. I had to take that shot. :)

Larry said...

Nice shot of the bud and I like the haunted levitating boardwalk.If we had pink maple helicopters around here maybe I wouldn't mind cleaning them out of my gutters every Fall.

Lana Gramlich said...

Larry; The pink helicopters don't seem to stay that way, unfortunately. They're certainly pretty while they last, though!

nina kuriloff said...

Very lovely photographs!

Lana Gramlich said...

Thank you, Nina. :)

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