Monday, May 10, 2010
Adirondack Spring Flora
We interrupt this erstwhile food blog with some photos of a delightful May afternoon in the Adirondack woods in the town of Hadley. My trusty dog Martha, husband Dan and I enjoyed a tromp around Viele Pond, despite a pesky haze of black flies circling our heads.
A rotting log served as a perfect bench to rest on and inspect the Spring flora growing out of it. These little red-tipped beauties are a kind of lichen known as British Soldiers.
Violets are more diminutive in the forests, and this yellow violet is a lovely example. The tiny partridge berries are also hidden little jewels on the forest floor.
This appears to be a relative of the viburnum bush with lovely lacy white flowers.
We heard a beaver spank the water with his broad tail twice while we were inspecting his rustic log home.
I couldn't find the name of this lovely wildflower in my guidebook. It is almost like a white bleeding heart, but the row of little white bells are much smaller and the foliage is completely different. Leave a comment below if you know the name of this pretty plant.
And now to return to the kitchen to produce something tasty to blog about.