Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Little Walk


Thursday was a beautiful sunny day -- just right for a little walk. The hellebores are blooming in their usual modest manner, looking down at the ground.

Looking back at the house. . .

Looking down the holler -- how about that Carolina blue sky!

 Seed pod of Datura aka Jimson Weed or Thorn Apple. Poisonous. 

No sign of green on the deciduous trees . . .

Saw briar berries? I'm not sure.

A fine collection of lichens ...

I guess that's what the white stuff is.

Unknown bracket fungi . . .

Aha! A rare full frontal hellebore!

And this below is Turkey Tail bracket fungi -- said to be good for cancer prevention. Usually made into a tea.  I have to admit I haven't tried it.
 
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12 comments:

R. Burnett Baker said...

Send some of that northward!! We're still covered in snow and gloom!

Martin said...

Looking at these photographs is like waiting for the curtain to rise, at a showing of spring.

Thérèse said...

Encouraging discoveries!

Friko said...

Exploring woods and meadows for signs of spring, seems that you are ready for a change of season. So am I.

Impatience isn’t going to help one bit - that’s what I tell myself, but I don't always listen.

Brian Miller said...

the structure of the fungi is pretty cool...and i cont get over how beautiful your neck of the woods is....

Star said...

Beautiful pictures. Lichens are fascinating, aren't they!
Everything looks so dead and then 'poof' all of a sudden, green appears. Can't wait, can you!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Isn't that sunny weather a nice thing? Colors out of the greyness.

Frances said...

Vicki, it surely looks as if you are walking more and more. I love the "holler" and the "turkey tail." We don't see much of those up here!

xo

Tammy said...

Getting anxious for Spring here! Love 'the walk', thanks for sharing. How are you progressing with your knee rehab? Sounds like you are doing pretty good out meandering around. :-)

Tammy

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Nice pre-spring walk on a sunny day -- barbara

juliet said...

What a beautiful setting you have there. I enjoyed seeing the big view as well as the closeups.

Merisi said...

Sunshine paints the most glorious scenes, and you captured them beautifully. Love the hellebores.

Deepest sunless winter here.