Thursday, May 3, 2012

Walk in the Woods/Rural Thursday

 Boardwalk over soft, mucky areas

It has been chilly but a few days have been sunny enough to encourage us into the woods to check out the wild flowers.

 Bloodroot blossom

Already the bloodroot in some sunny areas have gone by, but in protected areas it's in full bloom.

 Smiling violet

If in a hurry, you'd miss the common blue violets hugging the forest floor, even though they were close to the path.

Cheerful merrybells

But it would be hard to miss these bright yellow bells!

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Rural Thursday

36 comments:

Andy said...

It's nice to get out onto the hiking trails and see the changing seasons.

Betty Roan said...

I love walking in the woods, especially this time of year. I enjoy finding wildflowers and seeing if I can identify them. You have found some pretty ones. I haven't seen or heard of a merry bell, but they sure are beautiful.

Jill said...

Such a wonderful place to walk! You really caught some gorgeous flowers.

Kathy said...

You know more wildflowers than anyone!

Shammickite said...

Gorgeous flowers. I love to go hiking along the trails through the forest. I'll have to check out the ORTA walks listed on their website.

Judy said...

Wonderful time for a walk in the woods!! Have never seen the merrybells...

see you there! said...

What a great forest boardwalk. I'd love a walk in those woods.

Darla

Dianne said...

the little bridge is wonderful
the violet is really pretty

Sandra said...

yellow flowers make me happy, blood root is a beautiful photo. the first one is my fav today because the shadows playing on the board walk are just beautiful.

jabblog said...

That looks such an inviting walk. Merrybells is a lovely name - we don't have those but there are bluebells in abundance.

Betty Manousos said...

i love walking in the woods, it is so refreshing and calming as are your photos.

thanks for sharing; the one with the hiking trail looks heavenly! it totally leads the viewer into the photo.
simply gorgeous!

xo

Susan said...

Oh what beautiful photographs! I would love a walk in the woods. Awesome!

Kate said...

Delicate wildflowers. The three you photographed are so beautiful but so unique and different from one another.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

The walk thru the woods & the boardwalk remind me of a similar place nearby, Mingo Wildlife Refuge... beautiful place to see deer & other wildlife & oh so beautiful! =)

Dimple said...

Thanks for this post. I don't remember ever seeing bloodroot before, the flower is lovely. But the violet I knew right away--we have both blue and yellow ones here, although I haven't yet seen any. I smiled when I saw it.
And merrybells, what a cheerful name! I am very glad to make its acquaintance!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love your walk in the woods, and all the flowers!

ladyfi said...

What a lovely walk! That first photo is gorgeous.

Paul in Powell River said...

One of my favourite things to do, walking in the woods.

TexWisGirl said...

love this. made me think of wisconsin.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful pictures, I like so much the merrybells picture, it's very artistic with the delicate blur.
Léia

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Nice photos. Like that bloodroot blossom.

Jan n Jer said...

Such a lovely walk through the woods. It's a beautiful time of year with all the flowers in bloom!

RedPat said...

What a life you have to be able to be in the woods so easily!

Marie said...

How lovely! I miss the draw of a cool wooded lane!

Madge Bloom said...

Lovely!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful wildflowers!

George said...

I'm glad you ventured into the woods to capture these beautiful wildflowers.

Lowell said...

Your woodsy shot reminds me of south Florida where we have wooden walks built out over mangrove swamps. They keep your feet dry and make it more difficult for the gators to get you!

Love your wildflowers. I saw some white wildflowers here while playing golf today. I thought of your wildflowers!

Halcyon said...

Really pretty flOwers! I'm glad spring is finally here. :)

NixBlog said...

Lovely captures!

Stephanie said...

Love your captures and the wooden pathway you have in your woods.

Gillian Olson said...

What a beautiful place, love these pictures.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

It is a fantastic time to be out walking in the woods-

Nancy said...

Everything looks so fresh and inviting.. lovely to walk with you! :)

Viola said...

I love this post, sooo beautiful! =) and the beaufiful wood bridge, I feel I want to walk there! :)

CameraCruise said...

What a lovely walk, great shots.

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