Spring Might be Coming?

A partly sunny day called for a hike at my rural property.

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The color of this stink bug made it stand out.

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A few blooming spring beauties (Claytonia virginica) were a pleasant surprise.

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Water still ran in the creek from recent rains.

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I cannot not photograph running water and all the patterns it creates.

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Only a few bluebell (Mertensia virginica) plants were above the leaf litter.

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Common chickweed (Stellaria media) grew in patches.

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Nothing boring about this water picture.

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Corydalis (Corydalis flavula) was the only yellow bloomer of the day.

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Spring cress (Cardamine bulbosa) was the most common bloomer of the day.

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This ground beetle was unexpected this early.

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The grass in the barrens looked unusual — the 20+ inch snowfall matted down the dried grass blades.

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Wonderful signs of spring!

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  2. Posted by Therese on March 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Beautiful photos, Kathy!

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  3. It’s nice to see real spring happening somewhere. I just went looking for spring beauties this evening and didn’t find them or any green thing. It shouldn’t be long though, with temps around 50 each day.

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  4. Lots of beautiful signs of spring, many of them so small we might not even have seen them if we had walked by. Thanks for pointing them out to us.

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