13 June 2007

In the woods...

Here's the second set of pictures from my walk to the woods the other day...

The view through the pines as I entered the forest.

Upon entering the hardwoods, the understory becomes much more open.

Looking west at the edge of the woods.

Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple) is a very common plant in our forest.
I thought that the shadows on this Fagus grandifolia (American Beech) were breathtaking.

As I returned to the farm, I walked down this unmowed path. The grass was chest high and I was flanked by Hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Apples (Malus spp.), Damson Plums (Prunus domestica var. insititia), European Buckthorns (Rhamnus cathartica), and Amur Honeysuckles (Lonicera maackii). I couldn't help feeling like I was in Tolkien's "Shire."

It was a very pleasant couple of hours.


threecollie said...

Wonderful series of photos in both your last two posts!

the Red Scot said...

Thank you very much, I appreciate it!