Thanksgiving Day in Big Bend National Park started off crisp and clear, eventually warming up in time for a nice mid-day hike into Pine Canyon. The Pine Canyon Trail starts at the end of Pine Canyon Road and is reached via 6 miles of… Continue Reading “Big Bend Hikes: Pine Canyon Trail”
Hiking the upper part of the Lost Mine Trail in the Chisos Mountains last week, I came upon the showy, bright red, tubular flowers of Salvia regla or Mountain Sage. Often blooming in the spring and, again in the fall, the flowers are attractive… Continue Reading “Big Bend Flora 11.2.2022”
After the fall leaves drop and before the snow flies, the subdued colors of the November landscape are so easy on the eyes. There’s magic in each season! I walked back to the pond to check things out and was amazed at the perfect… Continue Reading “November Photo of the Day 11.06.21”
This morning I was focused on going over my camera equipment – cleaning, sorting and deciding what I want to bring on my week-long trip to South Carolina. I did have one persistent problem that I was hoping to solve with the help of… Continue Reading “November Photo of the Day 11.05.21”
We have a large naturally occurring cluster of milkweed in the meadow adjacent to our pond. There are so many native and introduced plants whose seed pods are absolutely amazing and just as interesting as their flowers. Milkweed is one of those native plants… Continue Reading “November Photo of the Day 11.04.21”
My late afternoon walk today was chilly but beautiful. The rain/sleet mixture we experienced in the early afternoon gave way to blue skies late in the day and I headed out to get some fresh air. This old roadside apple tree caught my eye.… Continue Reading “November Photo of the Day 11.03.21”
The month of November is kicking off with clear skies and moderate temperatures! 🙂 Sunrise this morning produced some great vivid colors reflecting off the clouds. Our red oak tree in the front yard has yet to drop its leaves and they were all… Continue Reading “November Photo of the Day 11.01.21”
Since I’ve been remiss in posting a photo a day since arriving home, I’m posting 3 photographs today! It’s been a busy time this past week weeding and cutting back my perennial beds, unpacking the Airstream and winterizing it temporarily, and cleaning the house.… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.28.21”
Yesterday was a travel day – from the moderate coastal weather of Mount Desert Island to the cooler inland hills of Vermont. My first frosty fall morning with sub-freezing temperatures!
The pine trees in the foreground were catching the sunlight and creating a nice frame for the colorful hillside beyond – on the North Bubble’s Trail.