These are a few snapshots from video I took on Friday, May
Spring time has finally, at long last, made it to the Ranch! I know my
friends down in Atlanta will think I'm crazy. They've been in practically
summer for about a month now, but Spring has taken a long time to get to the
top of the mountains. This weeks page doesn't show the house. This week I'm
celebrating Spring. All the plants and flower's you'll see are native and wild
Here are the first little maple leaves out my garage's second story window.
Last year the maple trees on the Ranch got really hurt when they got most of
their leaves frozen in a late frost. I hope they make it this year.
Some wild violets
I don't know
what this one is, but its got color. Looks good after all the gray's and whites
Found these growing along the stream
A patch of
Mayapples. Mayapples will grow a single fruit under its leaf that looks like a
green apple. Old timer's still collect some part of these plants to sell for a
herbal remedy in China. They used to be able to make some extra money doing
this. I don't know what the market is now.
The footbridge isn't
covered with ice!
where growing in moss.
tongue bloom. It's called lamb's tongue because it's leaves are green with a
purple speckled pattern, that looks like the pattern on a lamb's tongue.
A red Trillium
are some rare wild orchids growing on the moss at the base of a tree.
A waterfall pouring
into a pool. I stayed here for quite a while. Ahhh...Spring