Monday, March 21, 2011

Early Spring Hike

I spent a couple hours hiking around the woods "near" the Trolley Line Trail (I never seem to stay on trails).
The skunk cabbage is blooming, one of the first definite signs of Spring.  I'm fascinated by these little blossoms, they maintain a balmy 72 degrees inside and on chilly spring days if you peek in you'll find honeybees taking refuge.

I trudged happily through boggy marshes in my (formerly) shiny new hiking boots and tried to get lost, I found a tiny waterfall and giant tree fungi (whom pleasantly allowed my to pose with them).

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pining for spring

Despite what some large mystical rodent may have divined it's still very much wintertime in NW Pennsylvania.  March is quite a schizophrenic month, it melts then freezes then rains then freezes and snows over the ice then rains over the snow.  Everything is white then brown then brownish white then brown again then greenish brown then finally Spring truly arrives.  I love spring.

Here's some shots from this week.

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