Yes, another 'walk in the woods' post! Not much is happening gardenwise now besides clean-up and bulb planting. It probably seems like I've been focusing more on nature and wildflowers than anything lately. I'm still as passionate about gardening as ever, but my interest in and love for plants has expanded greatly since I started this blog--in fact I've considered renaming it to something more all-encompassing, but don't want to confuse my readers who know where to find me! So if anybody was hoping for a more garden-related post this time, please bear with me! 😊
When I entered the woods yesterday, I found them changed drastically since I'd been out a week before. All the wind and rain we've had has taken its toll on the leaves and most of the trees are now bare.
I was glad I thought to put on rubber boots before I went! And now I finally had a chance to try my hand at photographing reflections in water. It was fun but I don't think I did it justice!
I'll always be fond of creeping snowberry, since it was after finding this that I inadvertently found out about the Orono bog! I'm not sure, but I think there is some twinflower (Linnaea borealis) in this tangle, too.
The top of a tamarack tree...
The words "haunted wood" came to mind when I arrived at this spot...it really was hard to believe how changed everything was!
Bunchberry dogwood leaves turning purple...
And then...I got lost! Up until this point I had been finding familiar landmarks so I had a good idea where I was, but suddenly I came into this open area and I still have no idea where I was!
I thought maybe I was on Cypripedium Hill and it just looked different as all the rest of the woods did, but when I came upon this patch of cattails shortly after, I knew I had made a wrong turn somewhere, as I haven't seen these anywhere I've been exploring this summer.
It was getting late and I was a little worried, but did stop long enough to do something I've always wanted to do! 😁
Not sure what this was, but something tells me there were some beautiful flowers here earlier this summer!
In the end, my wonderful dog Nellie saved the day. She was barking (it was past their suppertime) and I was able to follow the sound back home. It actually didn't take long at all to get back into familiar territory and before I knew it I recognized the huge rock pile that borders the woods (from many seasons of rock removal in the potato field!).
So that's the story of yesterday's adventure! Thanks for coming along with me again. I am hoping to resume the flower histories I had been posting during last winter soon, so that will bring us back to the subject of gardening...although the first flower I am planning to write about happens to be a wildflower too! Oh well! 😊
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading.