Early Spring Photos

29 Apr

It’s nearly the end of April and I finally got out for the first time this year to take some nature photos.


In spite of the warm and dry spring (there’s no snow remaining in the area), many trees and plants have been a little slow getting started.  I don’t blame them, there are still some cold nights.  Last night it was well below freezing at 24 American degrees.



Do you suppose this lichen inspired the game of golf?  I love glimpses into this small world of the forest floor.

Fir Flowers


I don’t see these flowers very often on fir trees.  The part that hangs down provides pollen, and I assume, the flower on top collects the pollen and creates a cone of seeds.



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  1. Liz

    May 1, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Great photographs! I love the fir tree flowers. Your snow came late, and left early.

    • randyg

      May 1, 2012 at 8:15 am

      Thanks! It was a weird winter, that’s for sure. I put the hummingbird feeder up yesterday.

  2. Rob

    May 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Greeeeaaattt….I now have the visual of dwarfs and pixies running about the wood screaming out “fooooore!”. Thanx. Really. ]:)

    We heard the first trills today. Our hummingbird feeders are going out tomorrow.

    • randyg

      May 5, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      I think a pixie game of golf would be a lot more interesting to watch than the half-bald monkey version.

  3. Lara Elizabeth

    July 11, 2012 at 8:55 am

    It’s been far too long since I’ve admired your photography. I have a “real” blog now myself, and adding you to my blog roll.

    ~ Lara

    • randyg

      July 11, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Thanks for letting me know. I’ve subscribed to your blog via my feed-reader.