I love finding one of the more unique plants of the woods. Although listed as common, I have not come across very many of them in my explorations of the north woods. You can learn more about this plant here.
My last post, for several reasons, was twenty days ago. I had been on a good run with my blog and regret the gap. I was busy with preparing for an exhibit of eight canvas prints that will be hung on June first. I also had a bout of the Greek alphabet, which lasted almost a week. Feeling much better now and have finished the canvases, plus finally got back out to do a bit of photography while the spring flowers are making their presence known in the local forests.
First up, a couple of sun soaked ferns.
The American Larch, also known as the Tamarack, is an abundant tree in northern Minnesota. In the fall it adds it’s brilliant yellow color as it mixes in with the now barren trees of late autumn.
There, beyond the crystal-like barrier, lies another reality. A place of pine forests and broad leaf trees. A place where one can walk on solid ground without fear of slipping silently in to the dark water. Make it to the trees, there lies safety along the October Road.
Cold, so very cold. Not the kind of day anyone should venture out without proper preparation. It goes beyond being uncomfortable, it’s not just that you can harm your body, it’s the kind of cold that can kill the unprepared. Take it seriously.
Woodland Creatures! Strange things are lumbering (lumber and trees go together) through the forest. If you move about silently, you may just see one.
In to the forest: back lighting.
A fallen tree provides an source for fungal growth.