PHOTOPAGE 365

   

   

 

Early April  2008

Spring has been off to a somewhat late start this year - e.g. I didn't see my first snake until April 12th (yes, that's Spring to me) - and so what seems to happen is that all comes in a rush. Several images on this page have been 'filtered' in Photoshop and such because I like to play :-) 

4-11 canal bull thistle PS rz.jpg (686501 bytes)

365.11 Thistle Rosette 

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365.12 Rosette Close-up  

4-9 canal nesting goose PS.jpg (569109 bytes)

365.13 Nesting Goose

   

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365.1 Spring Beauty   

Spring Beauties and Lesser Celandine blanket some areas and are sometimes do dense that it seems nothing else will grow there, but as they die down, others will flourish.  

4-4 canal path PS rz.jpg (547340 bytes)

365.2 Stroller 

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365.3 Trout Lily 

On the right, new Knotweed sprouts push up - edible shoots for those who consider this an invasive - just eat them away before they get too large.

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 365.4 Knotweed Shoots  

4-9 canal rw blackbird 2 PS_pch_filtered rz.jpg (334233 bytes)

365.5 Red Winged Blackbird 

Lesser Celandine blossoms made me think of Fibonacci numbers - mainly because they don't follow that pattern - I have counted blossoms with 8,9,10,11, 12 and 13 petals. 

4-10 canal celandine 7 PSa rz.jpg (265774 bytes)

 365.6 Lesser Celandine 

It's pretty easy to catch a Song Sparrow in mid-song in Spring (far right) >>> 

4-9 canal branches PS anisotrop crop rz.jpg (355510 bytes)

365.7 Spring Filigree  

4-9 canal song sparrow ps_pch rz.jpg (297656 bytes)

365.8 Song Sparrow 

4-10 canal garter snake 2 PS gray and col rz.jpg (357123 bytes)

365.9 Eye Level 

Mr. Spring (on the left) - they emerge after a long Winter to eat and mate.

Garter Snake

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365.10 Carolina Wren  

 

 

   

 
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