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Spring?

Post by Ceropegia » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:16 am

On my long walk down to the mailbox and back, I was very surprised to find wildflowers already blooming in the woods. Not only that, but it was so warm, I worked up a sweat. Had to believe it is still February. It was 80°F and headed for a record.

Did my billy goat thing carefully down a steep bank to photo the bloodroot and anemone. On the way back up I came across a couple of bright red fungi growing on a stick which I brought back with me to the house to try to get a better shot (which I did not achieve). The toothwort made things easier. It was on the edge of the driveway.

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Rue Anemone
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Slender Toothwort
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Scarlet Elf Cup
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Scarlet Elf Cup
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Post by minniev » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:54 pm

Thanks for this colorful proof that spring may actually come again after this brutal winter. I like them all but the first two are my favorites. They seem to capture not just the beauty but the ethereal magic as well. Well done.
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Post by LindaShorey » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:32 pm

Beautiful! I particularly like #2 for the contrast with decaying leaves and #3 for the perspective. Great exposure and clarity too.
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Post by PietFrancke » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:02 pm

I'm with Linda on number 2 - a nice study in contrasts.

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Post by Charles Haacker » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:07 am

They are all lovely and I wish they were here, where we currently have 2+ inches of fresh snow down plus "wintry mix," which always sounds like something made from Chex cereal around the holidays only not. :D
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:39 am

Simple and delicate. It should be a glorious Spring! S-
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