Monday, April 30, 2018
Life finds a way
No new blooms today. Still waiting on tulips, lilacs, and azaleas, and rhododendrons and irises are a few weeks away. But the sun came out for a few hours this afternoon, and I decided to take advantage of the natural light to grab some photos of things that have been around a while..
Not sure what this is, but I was glad it stopped flopping around in the breeze long enough to stay in focus. If you were putting together a wildflower bouquet, this could substitute for Baby's Breath.
Violets, so tiny and low-growing, easy to miss, easy to just mow over.
Once again, high-contrast monochrome brings out detail that color obscures.
Last year I cut down a Black Walnut that had sprung up between the composter and the shed to be over eight feet tall in just a few months. This year the part of the trunk I left on the ground is covered with these handsome shelf fungi.
Even yet more forsythia blossoms.
Moss on a cinder block.
Lichen on a cherry tree. (Probably Flavoparmelia caperata.)
Bonus shot: wispy clouds in a sunny sky.