Saturday, February 9, 2008

Blue Skies and Sunshine

It was a gorgeous winter day. We started out by taking Luna to the park for a nice long walk. The Wabash is still rising. It is supposed to crest wednesday. When it is like this our little creek is about full to overflowing in some places. We have nice little bridges to traverse most wet areas. The last time we were here there were oodles of mushrooms and fungus to take pictures of, today nothing. You can see the beautiful blue skies reflected in the muddy creek. There were some ferns growing in the rock outcroppings. I am always amazed at the tenacity of these ferns. I do think there are fewer ferns this winter. I think that the drought was hard on them this past summer.
When we returned home we couldn't just go inside. Some of us lay down in a path to rest while the rest of us picked up sticks and pulled a few weeds. "Aww Mom it is a rough job keeping an eye on you and Dad. You know I don't like for you to take my picture. Geez can't a girl rest?" As Carol mentioned that her crocus was so happy I thought I would show you my happy Snowdrops. You can see their pretty little green white edged bells that they keep tucked in the white petals until it is warm and blowsy. They have their little blossoms open wide hoping for a pollinator. The only thing out is the wind. I hope it does the job. I want to move these little fellows around in the garden.

10 comments:

  1. Dear Lisa,
    Glad you were able to get out for a walk. The north wind is blowing too strong for walking at my house. The picture of the sky reflecting in the water is lovely. I enjoy reflections. Sweet pats to Luna!
    Snowdrops are a true promise of warmer days to come.
    Hope the river stays in it's banks.
    Sherry

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  2. Wow, these are such great shots and I love the snowdrops! We ended up with 5 or so inches with blowing snow! Brr

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  3. Your snowdrops are a lovely treat to see! So is Luna - give her a big hug from Lytton and me!

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  4. Those are great pictures! What a difference a day makes! I think today was the coldest cold I've ever felt in my life. It hurt to be outside!

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  5. The wonderful bridges at your park make lovely photos, as does the lovely Luna. I simply must get some of the snowdrops!

    Frances at Faire Garden

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  6. Lovely walk and such lovely snowdrops too (great pic!). How nice to see your garden waking up!

    I used to have a very sweet cat called Emma, who also very much objected to having her pic taken. So much in fact, that one day she jumped into the pond to avoid having her pic taken. So it's not just Luna. ;-)

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  7. I'm amazed at your wonderful photography skills! I love your pictures...especially of Luna! The snowdrops are pretty cool as well!

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  8. Sounds like y'all had a great day outside. Great photo of the bridge -- and Luna, too, of course.

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  9. Lisa, stunning photos in ths post, love the snowdrop photo makes you feel like an insect looking up, great! Mike :).

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  10. I want to thank everyone for your kind comments.

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