I was lucky to time a recent camping and hiking trip with the start of the Rhododendron blooming season. I was able to get photos of all stages of their blooming from bud to fully formed flowers.
Take a Hike
I recently downloaded the Seek app on my phone to help me identify plants and animals. Just take a photo and the software tells you what you found.
I took it along on my latest hike and put it through its paces. I started with 2 plants that I knew to see how it would do. It got them both right.
Then I used it on some plants that I was unfamiliar with. I double checked the identification online and it seemed to get them correct also.
On my latest hike I was struck by the variety of the shades of green, and the shapes of all the leaves.
“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” ~Henry David Thoreau
I had been slacking on taking my daily walk. So I decided that today was the day I would get back in the habit. Although it was chilly and overcast, I headed down to a local park with my camera. While I usually prefer to take photos in sunlight, the flat lighting and saturated colors of an overcast day lend a different mood to the scenery.