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birds and flowers

I took some pictures on my walk this morning.

That one up there is of maple-leafed viburnum, a low-growing bush or small tree with those white flowers, blooming now. In the fall the leaves are a dusky pinky purple.

And that's wild columbine (northeastern style). I'm sorry the photo is kind of blurry--I need to learn to hold my hand steadier.

This is how it looks on the way in to the undiscovered country these days. Very しげみ

Haha, I know, very blurry! No zoom on my camera, and that's the best I could do to catch this little bird, I think a common yellowthroat, who squawked at me from the other side of the stream at the entrance to the undiscovered country. The bird book says they nest on the ground--I must have been near its nest.


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Jun. 6th, 2006 07:53 am (UTC)
it's a wonderful place... (except for the poison ivy...)
Jun. 5th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
Oooooh, lovely. Be careful there are known to be fairies in that wood.
Jun. 5th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
I'm always almost seeing them! Sometimes I'm sure I've wandered into some other realm...
Jun. 5th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
green is so restful for the eyes
thanks for the pics...I have just watched some greenery go down (today they carted away all the sawn-up wood) and my eyes were more blurry than your pics when I looked your pics!

Wish I could live with more greenery around me.
Jun. 5th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
Re: green is so restful for the eyes
I wish you could too--I'm so sorry about your trees...

I was making up a story about you and the trees--about how first you tried planting things around the apartment building, but people ended up trampling them--and then you gave every child who walked by a small pot with a seedling in it and told them that if they came back the next day you'd give them water for the seedling and a sweet (this is why this is only a story--that part would never work: in this country--maybe in India too?--you'd definitely get in trouble if you tried giving candy to children!)... anyway, so the children came back the next day for water for the seedling and for the sweet, and so it went, month after month, and soon the children had small plants--some flowers, some vegetables, some vines, some trees--and the impression as they came and went, carrying their plants, was of a bobbing sea of green and other colors... and soon adults were interested in the whole thing, and soon it became the fashion to carry around a plant with you whereever you went--and then people thought, why not put permanent gardens and greenery here and there...

and so, you ended up inspiring the greening of the city!

well, just a story, but it was fun to imagine. Do you know the story The Man Who Planted Trees? I wrote about it back here
Jun. 5th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
I can taste the green!
Jun. 6th, 2006 07:53 am (UTC)
Yes :-)
Jun. 6th, 2006 10:30 am (UTC)
So LUSH!!! Really amazing place.

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