Wanderings & observations – urban & rural.

As Natural as a Walk in the Park

Recently seen

in my neck of the woods,

where

the green machine has been working overtime:

rain-empowered

sun-sparked

and

(mostly)

upward bound.

 

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All but three photographs were taken on the Lime Kiln Trail in Robe Canyon Park, near Granite Falls, Washington, with a Panasonic Lumix G3, kit lens.

From the top:

View of farm fields from the Snoqualmie trail (near Duvall, WA) with Cow Parsnip (Heraclatum lanatum) in the foreground.

Maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum), Lime Kiln Trail.

Cat-tail moss (Isothecium myosuroides).  This photo was desaturated.

Foxglove bud (Digitalis purpurea).   Also desaturated a bit.

Ripening Salmon-berries (Rubus spectabilis).

Thimble-berry flowers (Rubus parviflorus) and assorted fauna.

Unidentified moss – maybe a beaked moss – I don’t know, but it sure is pretty. And those are new leaves growing from the midribs of the old leaves!

A bend in the Lime Kiln Trail.

A bee on Manroot (Marah oreganus) on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail (a 2x and a 4x filter were stacked on the lens for the close-up).

Another bee on Cow Parsnip, Snoqualmie Valley Trail, same lens set-up.

Western Red Cedar stump, probably cut about 80 years ago, Lime Kiln Trail.

Moss-covered Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) trees with Sword ferns (Polystichum munitum), Lime Kiln Trail.

 

 

 

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16 responses

  1. Gorgeous gallery. Absolutely stunning images and a beautiful introduction. : ))))

    May 29, 2014 at 10:41 pm

  2. I love your photos!

    May 29, 2014 at 11:50 pm

  3. Superb photos Lynn ! Love these walks you take us on .
    I smell the damp earth … hear the rain drop plink … and sense you creeping up on those bees ;-)
    Those thimble berry flowers … petals like crumpled dresses .. and a ghostly spider … lovely .

    May 30, 2014 at 12:34 am

  4. I’m always fascinated by the green explosion in nature. It is so powerful and has the evanescence included also. Great pictures.

    May 30, 2014 at 3:03 am

  5. This is exquisite! Lovely prose and gorgeous images. Ahhhhhhh….

    May 30, 2014 at 6:19 am

  6. mysending

    Thank you for taking us along on this lovely walk!

    May 30, 2014 at 7:37 am

  7. 2geeks3knots

    Wow! That’s quite a green machine, all right. Such gorgeous photos, Lyn!! The thimble-berry flowers have assorted creepy crawlies as well as fauna….we also adore the bees. Thank you for this :)

    May 30, 2014 at 10:26 am

  8. Oh WOW some of these are terrific! :)

    May 30, 2014 at 10:41 am

  9. So refreshing!

    May 30, 2014 at 10:50 am

  10. This is a truly beautiful collection.

    May 30, 2014 at 2:04 pm

  11. You are a great artist

    May 30, 2014 at 4:23 pm

  12. Gorgeous pictures Lynn and lovely words. Super post!!

    May 31, 2014 at 9:27 am

  13. Always happy to join you on your jaunts!

    May 31, 2014 at 7:02 pm

  14. All so beautiful! The thimble berries remind me of teary older women in faded bonnets.

    June 1, 2014 at 10:08 am

  15. oh so lovely, I was so glad to be back in the country today too!

    June 2, 2014 at 9:10 am

  16. All this beautiful lush green! Magnificent!

    June 3, 2014 at 7:22 pm

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