Another walk in the woods

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I was pleased with the photos that I had found last time I went for a walk in the woods, so yesterday I headed out again (third time this year). The sky was threatening rain for most of the afternoon (and had been raining most of the morning) but I still wanted to get outside on my day off. It was one of those days where everything smelled very fresh after the rain, which was enough to convince me to head outside and enjoy the day. I went to the same patch of woods I had been to before, partly because I don’t know of many more less that five minutes from home. I should look into other places for next time.

It’s interesting to see how things change even only after a few weeks. Everything was much greener, and felt more “alive”. I spotted some interesting things here and there, and I thought I’d share.

This Red Trillium was a little off the beaten path. I hadn’t seen them in the area before, so it was a nice thing to find. There were two plants, and this was the bigger of the two.

It had just finished raining when I was out, so the water was still collected on many of the plants along the forest floor. This patch of greenery was a great example.

There are many more pictures below. I’m not sure what the names of the plants and critters are, but if anyone is reading this wants to fill me in it would be quite helpful!

Edit: Thanks for all the hints and identifications! I filled out the descriptions a little better 🙂


  1. Desi
    May 18th, 2009 | 9:08 pm

    Hi everyone!!!I like being first he he 🙂 Donny, you definitely see nature and can appreciate its beauty. This is why I had to comment on it. I absolutely love your art (as it is to me) and want to say thank you for the inspiration you give me and many other people I am sure. It is more than amazing sweetheart and I think I will start painting soon. Guess who helped me make that decision :)I Love you so much!!!

  2. Auntie Janet
    May 19th, 2009 | 12:11 pm

    Donny – Loved your pictures of your walk in the woods. Perhaps you have already found out some of the names of the flowers, but I think I can help you with a few of them:
    Pic 3 – is a Jack-in-the Pulpit
    Pic 7 – is, I believe, a Marsh Marigold
    pic 8 and 11 – are called periwinkle
    pic 10 – are forget-me-nots

    Isn’t spring just the greatest time of year?

  3. Auntie Janet
    May 19th, 2009 | 12:16 pm

    Hi Donny….it’s me again. I just checked the marsh marigold, and it is not quite the same as your pic 7. I am not sure now what it is. it almost has a pansy-like look to the flower?? Sorry, didn’t want to steer you wrong!

  4. May 20th, 2009 | 7:34 pm

    Thanks Auntie Janet! I got some of the IDs from my Grandpa, and haven’t had the chance to update the blog post yet. I’ll probably do it when I make my next update 🙂

    Grandpa says that Jack-in-the-Pulpits are endangered, and it says that online too. However, they are all over the place here. Please feel free too identify more of my pics when I post them, my identifications mostly consist of “neat” and “purple”.

    Spring is definitely one of the best times of the year! However with my camera in hand I am finding beauty in the world all year long.

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