Blue-eyed Mary - A carpet of Blue
To capture the sensation of seeing this annual display is very challenging. These line the creek as it winds down from the head of our hollow.
I was surprised to see this invasive bush/small tree growing not too far from the Paw Paw.
A little further down on the N side by the Rails to Trails.
Paw Paw, single blossom.
The closest I could get, close to the widest focal length without vignetting.
Paw Paw, closer view.
It was very difficult to get a close up view as the hill was slippery.
Paw Paw Blossoms
On the way back down I found these, it's the first time I've seen Paw Paw in bloom.
Wild Blue Phlox
Update...four days later I took another quick trip up to the gas well road.
White Butterfly...West Virginia White?
Seriously, there is a species called West Virginia White ~ Pieris virgeniensis
. This was also taken on the gas well road during my Wildflower Hike of 4/23/08
Wow, there are lots of wildflowers!
After I took the fern picture, I looked up and saw these.
It was too slippery and steep to get closer.
The black pipe you see is our gas pipe which runs down from the gas well located on a bench about 50' above.
A Fern Unfurls...
These ferns grow on the steep hill at the back of our yard.
Downy Yellow Violet
After taking the Blue-eyed Mary pictures, I spotted something yellow in the yard.
After taking pictures of the Virginia Bluebell, I found this down by the creek.