Saturday, May 16, 2009

out of the woods

I love this spring thing. Buds popping, birds singing, woods greening... I just want it all to slow down so I can take it all in. I know if it did I would not find it so exhilarating. All this newness has a fleeting beauty and it demands my attention.

Mayflower or Trailing Arbutus, Nova Scotia's floral emblem

Hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides) gets it's name from its habit of growing into the ground and snaring walkers

Baby Beech leaves

I don't know what this plant is but I love its tiny leathery leaves

Apparently Jigs likes them too


aliceinparis said...

I think those might be Teaberry plants. They have wee red berries later in the season? We'd eat them for their wintergreen flavor.

MLou said...

Hi Alice in paris! The leaves are bigger then teaberry leaves but not as small as true cranberry leaves. I checked my book (imagine a book instead of the internet) and they look more like Mountain cranberry: