Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sunday Walk in the Woods

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and daughter, Sarah proposed a walk in the woods.  It was sweatshirt temperature out there so we donned them and our hats and set off.  Here are some of the spring colors we spied.

Blooming violets first caught our eyes.

Then these beauties.

Then there were these random clumps of daffodils in the pipeline easement.   Where did they escape from?

The skunk cabbage is such a green green.

This skunk cabbage got stuck trying to unfurl its leaves.

Fiddleheads starting to unroll.

Later at supper time I glanced up and out the window and saw this staring back at me.

It was early for this owl to be out and about.  Isn't it lovely though?


Fun60 said...

What delightful Spring photos and what a surprise that Owl must have been.

Aud said...

Spring has come further with you than here in Norway, cozy spring pictures you have taken. Particularly liked the owl picture very well, terrific.
Have a nice day :-)

Alet Bern said...

I enjoyed looking at those pretty flowers and green grasses...looks so refreshing!


HolleyGarden said...

I just love seeing clumps of daffodils in the grass. And that owl! I was not expecting that! What a beauty.

NatureStop said...

Looks like you had a lovely walk and thanks for taking me along!Have a great day!


Patricia Edie said...

Lovely pictures...while we have a Spring in so. California, it does not announce its presence so dramatically!

Ann said...

Those beautiful daffodils would cheer anyones heart up. As for the owl, it must have been a real surprise. Very nice.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, the beautiful flowers, and the lovely visit from the owl. Skunk cabbage is also fine for looking-at but not much fun to pick!
Super photos. Spring won't be here for a month yet, so it was delightful to follow along with your walk in the woods.

Dan said...

It must have been exciting to see the Barred Owl!

Pearl said...

nice picture of the owl. when I see a bird I get so excited I can't focus the camera. that gets better with time like most things I suppose.

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