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.

 

 

 


16 comments

  1. 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 .

  2. 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 :)


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