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.
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May is when many wildflowers bloom in the northern woods where I live and I always look forward to exploring to find them.
From the looks of the leaves and thorny branches, I believe this if a type of wild raspberry.
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.
Morning sun filtered through the mist generated by Gooseberry Falls.
Dawn over Lake Superior next to the north pier of the Duluth entry to the harbor.
The weather is finally warming and various signs of spring are showing up in nature, including insects.
While making one last visit to see the pelicans I spotted this fly warming itself on an information plaque.
Spring flow on the St. Louis River as it flows through Jay Cooke State Park.
Morning light accents the roots of a cedar tree along the Gooseberry River.
Spring warmth and sunshine persuades these ferns to unfurl their greenery.