In response to JerryD's recent post Live in the East - Tired of Snow?, I was wondering if anyone had some spring pictures they'd like to share. Are your gardens blooming? Do you have a particularly beautiful flowering tree that you pass each day? Please share below! I think we're all ready for warm weather and beautiful flowers!
Somewhere very close to home:
I "stole" those Daffodils from the neighbors yard - over his hill out of his sight. Actually he would not mind. They are great neighbors and friends.
Every Spring I pull over by a small spring and pick a hand full for my wife. This year I spotted some by a tree in a yard where they had ripped the house down in preparation for selling the property. Although it didn't look like a planted garden, they were just HUGE, at least 3 times as big as the ones just yards away. I ran into some people planting around the local University Extension office. I caught a master gardener and she told me that they were probably domesticated King Albert Daffodils. Whatever size or whether they are wild or planted, I find Daffodils to be so interesting and pretty and I love to see my flower-loving wife beam when I bring home a hand full.
Some of the trees may be Bradford Pear's. They are beautiful in the Spring but are very weak and susceptible to winds and ice storms.
That is a smallmouth bass creek in the background in the Daffodil picture.
On my bike route in Virginia.
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Mostly "tied down" during construction (addition) taking weeks and months.
Spring is beautiful in North Carolina, and we came home from our winter travels to find wisteria in full bloom!
Love that lavender color! Thank you!
Trillium and dutchman's breeches, West Virginia, April 2015
Gorgeous! Thanks for posting.
Here's some cherry blossoms we saw in Branch Brook Park in New Jersey.
Spring. The woods are starting to green up...
The skies are turning blue...
Blossoms are appearing everywhere...
And the spring harvest has begun...
Marvelous photos. Thanks!
Are those morels? Read somewhere that they like certain areas and tree types. Any suggestions for finding a bunch?
My in-laws used to gather mushrooms when my wife was young. I didn't think that she learned the secret though.
They are plumeria and I don’t know a name for the yellow flowers. Both were taken in our condo complex here on Kauai.
Yep, they're morels. Those are the very large white and yellow ones that appear toward the end of the morel season. The small gray and black ones come earlier. The largest in that batch were about 7" high. The latest I've ever found them here is around May 12 but the farther north you go, the later they pop. We used to find them near St. Sault Marie MI over the Memorial Day weekend.
As for suggestions, I've had good results under old apple trees and under dead elm trees that have been shedding for a couple of years. Ash trees are said to be good and I imagine that the Emerald Ash Borer will make that even better (the bark just crumbles under the trees as the EABs come out and the tree dies). And I've had some success finding them along the edge of pines. The damp ground around springs is very good as well as the banks of small streams. Some people claim you should look for a hillside with a south exposure but I haven't found that to be much of an issue. When I was growing up we had sheep farmers on both sides of our farm and it was common for the farmers to dump sheep that had died. Some of the largest batches of morels I've ever found was near those carcasses two or three years after they were dumped. Morels are a fungus and find nutrients in all kinds of decaying things.
Unfortunately, deer, turkeys and squirrel all love to eat morels, we have a lot of all three, and they are all much more skilled woods creatures than I am. I work hard to get a few morels but find a lot of places where the critters have beat me to them!
"Sault (St.) Marie MI"? You a Yooper or related to one? I was raised a few 100 miles from there and always enjoyed trips to see the locks there. Not far from the beautiful Mackinac Island and Tahquamenon Falls. Still go up for bird hunting every fall.
Thanks for the mushroom hints. We won't make the Memorial Day picking. And maybe we should leave it to those who know what they are doing. :-))))
That's the place. Sorry about the spelling and order. That's probably the result of me not paying attention and thinking about the place I visit most often these days, the St. Joe Bay. I never lived at Sault Ste Marie but my family used to go to a small island nearby called Sugar Island every Memorial Day weekend. We fished for yellow perch, walleye and northern pike, but when the water was too rough we would go in search of morels (we called 'em mushrooms). It has been more than half a century since the last time I was on Sugar Island.
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