Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Lunch break snapshots in spring

The rain has ceased and this is what I photographed on my lunch break today, in a forest near my office.



The above is the rare, trailing arbutus -- such a small flower that a casual passerby would surely miss it. I knelt down and inhaled its faint fragrance -- the first time in my life that I have ever had this opportunity.



9 comments:

Molly said...

Beautiful.

eastcoastdweller said...

Thank You, Molly.

Kat said...

Your springtime excursions and photographs are so lovely!

mermaid musings said...

Great shots!!!
p.s. thank you very much for your words to my very first post in my blog.

PixieDust said...

Hello ECD,

It has been a while since I've left a comment though I stop by here every now and then... these photos, these words are why... it is always refreshing...

:-)

Janice Thomson said...

Beautiful photos ECD.
Have never heard of a Trailing Arbutus - it looks lovely. We have the tree but not this shrub. What are the bottom blossoms?

Rebecca said...

Really pretty, ECD. So, it's not just a rumor. Spring is springing :)Joy!!

eastcoastdweller said...

Janice: Trailing arbutus is technically classed as a shrub, because it has a "persistent, woody stem." It's in the heath family, which does produce some good-sized shrubs.

But trailing arbutus is a very small plant, a tree only to ants.

I think the last pics I took were of a wild cherry or a chokecherry. Something in the rose family.

Kat, Pixie Dust, Carmen and Rebecca: Thank You both. I'm just getting started! I love my macro lens.

Foster Communications said...

Great shots. I especially love the white blooms. :)