Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade - my 70th and taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Walk in the woods

 Our township owns a forest that is crisscrossed with trails.  We set out to find it one day this week and thought we had when we walked on this trail

It followed the course of this brook (not creek in NH).

There were lots of interesting rock formations,

vernal pools,

and trees.

The trail we realized was either a road or a former railroad bed.  The grade was gradual like rail lines though no signs of old rail timbers.  It soon ended at the road we had turned off of so we weren't in the town forest as we thought.

We did spot signs of spring - skunk cabbage.

And don't these two (above and below) look like alligators?

We consulted the map and did some more driving and found the forest.  Decided to save any walks for another time.  My header photo is a trillium about to bloom on the hillside in the town forest.  We will return soon to see more wildflowers. as you can see the woods are full of them.


Tom said...

...a post filled with beautiful images, thank you.

Frugally challenged said...

Lovely images, and I especially like that tree with the wonderful bark.

Letter arrived this morning.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It did look a bit more like autumn than spring with the leaf covered grounds and few budding trees.

Anvilcloud said...

Whatever trail you were on looked very nice,

Barbara Rogers said...

I'm looking forward to seeing more of those triliums!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi, Interesting how they use words differently in New Hampshire... Reminds me of Louisiana --which has "Parishes" instead of Counties....So --the NH communities are called Townships, and the creeks are called brooks. Interesting!!!!

Our Spring is in full swing here --with most all spring trees/plants/bushes/flowers in bull bloom... They say that the wildflowers in the Smokies are gorgeous this year, probably due to the abundance of rain we have had....


Cynthia said...

Wherever you were, it was a pretty walk. A brook, eh? In Wisconsin where I grew up it was a “crick”. Tree girl here — I love that old one in your 7th photo and probably would have had to give it a hug if no one was looking. :-)