PHOTOPAGE 388

   

   

 

 Late March 2009

A few days in the 50s (F) and turtles emerge from their underwater wintering, lining up in the sun on partially submerged tree trunks and branches. The light wash of green has deepened and more Celandines have appeared like yellow stars against the littered brown of last year's leaves. 

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388.11 Snowdrops 

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388.12 Turtles  

 

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388.13 Lesser Celandine 

 

   

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388.1 Peek   

 

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388.2 Garter Snake 

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388.3 Paired Geese 

Freshwater algae, the unicellular green entities that appear wherever conditions allow, coat the bubbles of methane produced by the decomposition of prior years' organic material and alert me to avoid stepping where my shoes might sink and rise with a slurping, sucking sound.

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388.4 Mourning Dove  

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388.5 Variety 

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 388.6 Swamp View 

The Lesser Celandine is notable, to me, for the variety of shape and petal count. William Wordsworth composed at least 3 poems to it. 

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388.7 Multiflora Rose 

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388.8 Rosette 

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388.9 Spring Beauties 

 

Wordsworth didn't write this:

<<< Three Spring Beauties at my feet

        Poison Hemlock, not to eat  >>>

        Let us not confuse the two

        When we're making woodland stew!

 

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388.10 Poison Hemlock  

 

 

   

 
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