Posts Tagged ‘blooming’

Moth Mullein

This is my last groundhog blog. They moved out sometime yesterday afternoon. There’s two of the few pictures I took of them yesterday morning at the end of this blog.

I’ve been taking ground hog pictures several times a day, since the first of May.

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During this time there’s been a plant in my line vision that was often between me and the groundhogs. I thought it was a moth mullein (Verbascum blattaria), but wasn’t sure. Two of them grow beside the moon garden, the only two in the yard.

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They have finally started blooming.

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The flowers are absolutely beautiful inside, with so many colors to attract the insects.

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They have such a tall inflorescence, that they will bloom for a while. Luckily, the groundhogs don’t show any interest in them.

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I was working on this blog, looked out the window and there was a young groundhog.

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It went back under the barn, and one of the adults came partially out, probably  to see of I was still around.


Both of these pictures were taken at noon yestererday.

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As you can tell, they were growing like “kids” do.

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And they liked to play.

They will be missed.

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A Persistent Flower

The ice and snow melt.

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At least one dandelion can’t resist blooming, nestled down among dried leaves and grasses.

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The ray flowers open  in anticipation.

Maple Watching

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The red maples didn’t look like they were blooming from a distance.

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Each tree had only had small portions beginning to flower.

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Flower on left, winged seedpods on right and leaf bud in the middle.

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The young seedpods measured a half-inch or so.

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Only one limb on one tree had leaves emerging.

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It should be a good week for “spring watching” with the daily temperatures to be in the 70’s.

First Bloomers

The last little bits of ice finally melted today.

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Flowers starting to bloom in the maple by the barn.

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Two crocus grew near the large oak at Ingram Hill.

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 They were such a pleasant surprise!