My friend Linda, who blogs at "Stitch Lines", came out Wednesday morning so we could go to the local apple orchard to take pictures of the trees in blossom. We were directed to go to the orchard at the bottom of the hill next to the woods.
We not only found apple trees in blossom but, we found lots of wild flowers in bloom in the woods.
Strawberry, Red Trillium, Dog Violets, Yellow Violets,
Jack-in-the-pulpit, Purple Violet, Red Baneberry, Purple Violets.
I think we had as much fun exploring for wildflowers as we did taking photos of the apple blossoms. I hadn't seen a Jack-in-the-pulpit plant in years so I was thrilled to see several of them. The Trilliums were just about finished but we could see that there were lots before the blossoms died. There were 2 varieties of violets and I'd never seen yellow ones before.
The woodland was so beautiful with the sun shining through the green treetops. The ferns and other plants are growing on the forest floor that is just the right climate for them.
And then there were the apple blossoms.
There were bees and a hummingbird flitting about and lots of tiny black flies that like to nibble and bite me. The sun was warm and a gentle breeze blew through the trees. The gentle perfume of the apple blossoms was sweet. Perfectly beautiful.
That was a fun adventure Linda!
I hope my readers will go over and visit Linda's blog ~ Stitch Lines. Linda is a beautiful quilter so if you are interested in quilting you will love her blog where she shares many of her beautiful creations. She is also an excellent photographer which you will see in her nature photos.
It is raining here tonight but the next few days will be mostly sunny and, hot and humid. What a change from the past 2 weeks! But I won't complain. I like to be warm. :-)
I hope you are having a great week.