Wednesday, April 16, 2014

More Wildflowers, Trees and Blooms

Yes I did take a lot of
pics at Standing Stone Park.
I love it!
Wildflowers in the woods.
Most of them my fav color....

Amazed to see a hydrangea growing on the
side of the road.
When I got home I looked up WILD hydrangea's
to see if they exist.
News to me, they do.

Theresa got me posing under the trees.

This was a baby pine coming up...

I forget what Theresa called these but
they are a type of fern.

The beautiful blue sky. Wind was blowing
just enough to keep you from getting hot
on this 80 degree day.

Look, more purple.

Now this is the type of fern I know.

But this is not one I have ever seen.
Neat looking.
This flower I know....Bluebells.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Some Wildflowers, Plants and Trees of Standing Stone State Park in Tennessee

I spent the weekend in Stand Stone State Park
about a 2 hour drive from the house.
Never been there before but I loved it.
It was a learning weekend, the park held classes
for teaching different things like how to grow and
harvest mushrooms, photography, wildlife,
wildflowers and so much more.
I attended the photography since my friend
Theresa was teaching that and then
later the one about mushrooms.
and I don't even eat them!
But what I learned the most on was
wildflowers, Theresa and I went
out photographing them and thank goodness
she knew a bit more than me.
This is a Trillium before it blooms.
This is one species of Trillium.
Check out the long bloom on it.

Another type of Trillium. Bloom is a lot shorter.
More dark red.

Now here we have a yellow Trillium.

No clue. But they are not
far from blooming.

Bluebells. So pretty.

Also not a clue.

Yep....again, no clue.

Pennyroyal. I used to
use the liquid form of this and soak a cloth
covered rubber band in it, attached it
to my dogs collar and it helped to keep
fleas off of her.
That was many years ago.

You guessed this one correct....
no clue.

No clue.
But it does look like a form of violet.

Redbud tree against the blue sky on an
amazing day.

Another thing I learned which I had no idea
on, was that Redbuds come in different
types. See the one in the back....really
dark and the one in the front is lighter.
I looked them up and there are actually
4 different types. They did not tell you
which one was darker, they told you
which one came in what shape. Lost me

I love a Dogwood.
Just so happened to catch this fellow enjoying
a moment of rest on the branch.

Now he thinks he is hiding from me.

More wildflowers to come later.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Mini Weekend Vacation - Standing Stone State Park - Tennessee

I have several photography friends, which makes
going out to shoot with someone a lot of fun.
Theresa is a photographer for the State of Tennessee.
We headed out for Standing Stone State Park in
Hilham TN. on Friday evening. Theresa
was teaching a class on Saturday
morning and thank goodness
she asked me to tag along.
I had never been to that park.
After you enter the park and travel just
a bit on a curvy road with a steep bank going
up on one side and one going down to the
lake on the other side, you come up on this
bridge. The bridge is actually the dam for
the lake. Yes, its a one lane bridge.
But down below that

Redbuds were in bloom as well as dogwoods.
Most trees had not put out their leaves
yet but in the next week,
everything will be so green.

Every step produced a new
and exciting picture.

This with the redbud being my fav.
Right down from the running water
of the dam you have this bridge.
Oh my, get in the middle of it and it
swings and moves.
But I did make it across.

Downstream pasted the dam and the walking bridge.

I remember my days of fishing...
this was how those fishing
days usually went!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Barn in the Bend

Went to the Barn in the Bend sale
Neat place to go and photograph...and
Loved the way this pic turned out.

Nice table decoration.

Old gas cans.

LOL....I remember when we did not
have weedeaters and this is how
we clipped around the fence, the


Being a photographer I thought
these were really cute.

Big ball of lights.

Had to add a touch of color.

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