Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Still life

I really think this wraps it up in terms of posts about my trip to West Virginia (I can't believe it's only been a month since we returned home - it seems like it was an eternity ago, somehow!). There are still some images I'd like to share though. I'll let them tell you the story of how lush and beautiful the hills of West Virginia are, and how magical they can be after it has just rained and everything is still dripping wet and bursting with life. Enjoy.

Fern getting ready to unfurl


Leaf of a Wild Ginger plant - perfect symmetry


The saddest-looking Squirrel Corn flower I've ever seen


That's a long way down for a snail...


Wild Geranium flower, in repose


An example of the diverse flora on one tiny swath of hillside


I kept my distance from here, thank you very much. A large arachnid lives within.


Fern Study, I


Fern Study, II


Almost in bloom...


... and in full flower

These images remind me of the cool, damp spring morning that it was when I took them, something that sounds positively delightful now that the weather is starting to heat up.

5 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

These are breath taking, Heather.

Heather said...

Thanks, Lynne!

Mike Whittemore said...

That photo of the hillside packed full of spring plants is really making me miss Ohio! Wonderful photos as always. I especially like the leaf photos in your previous post!

Heather said...

Don't worry, Mike - Ohio will still be here when you get back. It sounds like you've having an awesome time in ND. Can't wait to read about more of your adventures!

Judy said...

I love the fern in the first photo!!!