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Spring Treasures

Heading outside with camera in hand in spring is a bit like a treasure hunt.  Mother Nature left behind some interesting finds!

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White Pine cone

Over the years, I’ve found blossoms on this white pine tree in last spring, but never found any cones.  This year, there are several.

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White Pine Cone

Sunshine makes these birch trees glow!

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In the sunshine

Several stalks of burdock clusters were left standing in spite of winter’s snow.

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Part of spring is finding things left behind, but soon there will be new growth out in the yard.  I’m  ready.

Buttercup and More

Every time I go outside, I’m finding something different blooming.  My garden flowers are rather sparse right now, but wild things are just as beautiful.

Buttercup

Buttercup

Did you ever hold a buttercup under a friend’s chin to see if they liked butter?  The shiny petals most often will reflect their color, especially on a sunny day.

 

Wild Phlox, pale lavendar

Wild Phlox, pale lavender

 

 

Wild Phlox, dressed in white

Wild Phlox, dressed in white

We were out for a drive this morning, and saw several places  covered with these wild phlox plants.

Chive blossom with bee

Chive blossom with bee

As I stopped to check my chives blossoms yesterday, along came a very cooperative bee to take a taste.  He seemed quite taken with the chives and flitted around several flowers.

So much to search for and enjoy in spring!