Saturday, May 16, 2009
Sunny Hiking Day
After several rainy stormy days we finally got a nice warm sunny one - perfect for hiking our land and taking note of what was blooming.
The trees have all leafed out and the rhododendrons are blooming - huge tree sized bushes of deep fuchsia blooms.
Irises and lily of the vally dot the retaining wall bed and the slope in front of the house.
My husband and I hiked up the east side of our property up to the ridge and across the back northern edge. We spotted a couple of flame azaleas. The dogwoods are past peak but a few blossoms hang on.
The fall leaf carpet is turning green underfoot with buttercups and small wildflowers. So far no new trees have gone down in the storms - we sold a few downed ones to friends who do wood working projects - Don poses next to one large oak that went down and was reused.
A quiet restful day exploring - we don't seem to get many of those anymore.