Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spring Day

Large-Flowered Trillium
Spent a few hours out in the forests with my Dad today. We seen deer, birds and a barred owl...Had a great time.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Lazy day!

Planted my cool weather (Early Crops) today and that is all I did....

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Another Cool Spring Day

Cool this morning and windy. Stayed out late last night at a friends and watched Avatar. I need to cut the grass this week. Here is a rose in oil painting...

Friday, April 23, 2010

In the Garden

The spiders and insects are really starting to appear. This Funnel Web spider is number two that I have seen so far this year. I have identified 9 species in my garden...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Buzz in the Yard

A lone bumblebee was feeding on the gooseberry bush. The day was warmer and it is slowly warming up and things are turning really green.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sharp-lobed Hepaticas

Not much happened today...just a slow day.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Running Crab Spider

This is the first spider photo of the year...Garden is slowly becoming full of life and I'm getting excited.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Nice Day!

   Almost completed my garden and ready for planting. I took a break and photographed a little today. The insect life is starting to get busy in my garden. Even seen an orb spider today. Won't be long and I be out in the garden after dark searching for spiders. The spring beauties are in full bloom now and the PaperWasp's are busy too.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring Beauties

The spring beauties are now blooming in my yard. The bloodroot are done blooming. Seen a bumblebee today as well. Warming up again...mid 60's tomarrow. YIPPY!!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Cool Evening

The sunset tonight was beautiful, but I found the clouds to be just as good. I really liked the way the sun made the clouds glow. Going to be back in the 50's tomarrow...I'm tired of the cold weather.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Went looking for spring wildflowers this morning. Found many, but they are just starting to bloom. Will go back next week. The weather has turned cooler so will wait...when in full bloom this one place is covered in flowers. A carpet of them...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Yellow in the Marsh

The Marsh Marigolds are blooming now. While I was out looking for something to photograph I found these little beauties.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


This little flower is called a Bloodroot. it only blooms on sunny days. While working in my garden I discoverd it was blooming. So I took a break to take a few close ups.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Almost Time

Black Moreal
It's getting close to that time when I and my family head for our favorite moreal picking spots. A few warm days and a rain is all we need. My garden is looking more alive then it did last week.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Getting Garden Ready

Goldenrod Crab Spider enjoying lunch
Getting my garden ready for the season. Rebuilding all my rock gardens.
I know the insects and spiders will enjoy it.