Take a walk on the wild side.....

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  1. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Good morning, we had the most awful Spring storm here last night, with winds in places at 60 mph and over 2inches of rain. But here a few minutes ago by our local woods this little Greater stitchwort Stellaria holostea opening up all on it's own made us smile.
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Tbh Daniel, it was very bright over here in April, but also the coldest recorded in over 60 years. Some strange records being broken everywhere it seems.
     
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    We were able to enjoy our walk at the dog park without having to rush back home today. I was also lucky enough to have my camera with me today because I saw a very unusual bird (I was thinking of leaving my camera at home because I was going shopping after our walk) . I had seen this bird about 3 weeks ago but thought maybe I was wrong in what I saw. And then we saw it again today and I was able to snap a couple of photos. The bird itself is nothing unusual - an American robin - but it has leucism, so some of the feathers are white (sorry, the picture is a little grainy because I had to zoom to get the photos).

    Ponderosa pine ?
    Bleeding hearts
    Horse chestnut
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    Redstem willow (Salix fargesii) at VanDusen
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    That could just as easily pass for a painting as a photograph.
     
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    I post this one specially for you Margot. I decided not to post this shot originally because it does not show the characteristic redstem due to the angle of light.
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    Hi there @pmurphy - that photo of Aesculus hippocastanum looks so much like a rhodo blossom at first glance. Lovely if you take the time to look.
     
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    One leaf captured beautifully. That's absolutely wonderful Steven.
     
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    Good morning everyone, we had a long walk along the River Itchen this morning and whilst there we were quite shocked at the state of the river. It has been the driest April (on record) and the coldest in over 60 years.
    But to see this made us step back and take stock at how dry things really are here now. We have never seen it like this and especially at the beginning of May. Yes, it looked like this in August 1976, but now!!!!?
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    But then in our local woods we came across this that cheered us up.
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