Some last pictures of the snow before it melts.
One of the things I like about having a 700 acre park to explore is that you keep finding new trails even after some years of intensive exploration. Yesterday some of us found a new-to-us trail; I’m not sure how long it’s actually been there. I suspect it’s fairly recent or I’d have noticed it before. Anyway, Our Dog and I came back today to walk it in the other direction.
Not all trails are very noticeable. (Yes, the arrow indicates the trail we found.) I tend to follow what look like deer trails off the main trails, just to see if they turn into something more substantive; I’ve found quite a few trails this way.
Ah yes. The mountain bikers have been working on this one. I ride my bike on trails by preference, but not on those trails that require me to go up and down big piles of wood or over big rocks (or negotiate drop-offs—my bike’s suspension may be capable of it, but my personal suspension is past its best-by date).
And I found a photographic treasure today; jelly fungus catching a wee bit of light.
There’s a trail I hike fairly regularly that’s lined with alder; at this time of year the trunks and shadows make lovely patterns, and I decided to take some black and white images for a change.
They’ve been busily popping up everywhere…. and I’m finally getting round to posting some pictures of them.
I spotted this patch of light on the end of a fallen tree that had been cut back so it wouldn’t block the trail. It just glowed there in the shadows. Quite amazing.
It’s pissing rain right now, so I’ll pretend it’s nicer weather and post some pictures taken a week or so ago, of the hydrangea.
This is the same plant I posted pictures of here.
Even as the flowers turn over and fade it stays beautiful.
A couple of years ago a friend gave us a hydrangea. This year it bloomed for the first time—and what a delight it has turned out to be!
Important, especially now that it’s getting warmer. And no, the water isn’t that colour—it’s picking up the colour of the dry grass behind and diffusing it.