Category Archives: hiking

the bog again

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dont know the name of this floewr pretty no?

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black eye susan?

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wider view

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those are milkweed and thistle growing to gether it was actually prettier in person.

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some kind of jimsome weed maybe wild morning glories.

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some kind of white oak possibly?

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this is all for now hope you enjoy (springfield bog in akron ohio)

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spring 2015 outer banks 2

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mocking birds

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pretty yellow flowers, dont know what they are.

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another plant,

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lets hit the trail, buxton woods by the lighthouse.

did I mention the wind whipping off the ocean was as cold as ice,literally. lol

 

blue herons

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Great blue herons rookery bath road ohio some shots I thought I share got these pictures in june. 2014

awww outer banks vacation gone bust

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unfortnantly we cut our vacation short, I was just so bored, my hubby couldn’t get to any fishing spots, even the private piers were closed due to federal consessions, whatever that means,  we had no access to refuges, swimming holes, beach access was by some parking on side of road or private access which we had permission to use, we couldn’t do anything we had planned and on top of that my monthly decided to pay a visit, could’t of been a worst time for it. no hiking swimming or fishing or bird watching I was only able to get a few pictures, I spent most of the time sitting around the hotel room trying to figure out where to go and what to do. so we just left.

big bummer, frankly I don’t know what the people in governments’ problem is, they simply do not understand who really owns nature.  taxpayers paid for the access roads yet they forget it is not their money. but I guess that is the nature of power, you lose touch with reality and live in a world of delusions. I do have a few pictures to show.

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couldnt go no furthur then this to see the lighthouse, to bad the ranger there was really nice, you could talk to him and all, he seemed disgusted with the whole affair too.

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still was able to walk the buxton woods, tho the trail is not well defined and not marked, anyone have any ideas of what kind of bush this is?

northcarolinaouterbanksvacationbust 200this is little wookie, he was a neighbor next to the motel, aint he cute?

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brown thrasher in live oak tree

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might try to post to youtube.

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there is more but I am tired, suffering some heatlh issues today. so will deal with that. but enjoy, I have more pictures if you all want to see them.

 

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new trail being made here? love how the grasses cascade gently over the trail there, pretty.

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partridge pea, native to ohio,

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have you met life today, lol. look it is the blimp, the blimp, boss. (remember tatoo of fantasy island anyone?)

 

revisited naturelum

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red bud with seed pods?

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bush id?

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yellow sweet clover

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wisteria?

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iris in a small pondish puddle?

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pretty japenese lilac. see them along the roads alot too.

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water lilies and pastere rose

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chestnut oak

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weeping siberian peatree

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ginko biloba

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moonseed vine,

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clematis

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dont know name of these white wild flowers,

 

more walk about/peach tree talk

my poor peach tree has the bad case of leaf curl, I might have to chop it down as I read about the treatments and it si too extensive and iffy to waste time or money, I read that red haven is one that is resistant so I will be getting a couple in the late summer early fall.  this really sucks after seeing such pretty flowers. I think it’s roots may hve hit a water pocket underground and is just to wet, makes sense it is a bit wetter on that side then the south side of my house. did get a couple of apple trees tho planted them last week. a yellow delicious and a gala. yummy. maybe i will post some pictures of them.

anyway here are some more pictures I took yesterday, anyone know what kind of bush this is? the flowers are softly sweet and it gets red berries on it and I love it, let me guess it is not native isnt it?

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know what kind of shrub this is? I didnt plant it a bird did, I like it so I kept it, it is very thorny and gets red berries on it, the flowers pretty too,  here is another picture of it,

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I just did this to part of my front yard this week,like? those potted strawberries are only there temporarily until I build a raised bed for them.

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plants are the one with no leaves on the bottom stem is a rosa rugosa, the variagated next to the house is varigated grass with snow on the mountain, the plants in the corner are hortatunia, and hardy fig, the plants on the outer edges of the bed are horatunia, two types actualy, the plant by the garage leafing out is a crape myrtle, the plants in the hanging pots one is oak leaf ivy and I don’t know the names of the rest. plant on the steps there is a scafflera, house plant, the trellis will be for red morning glories that are growing in pots as we speak. I have just finished another bed today will post pictures later after I get it completly looking decent, here is picture of my carolina all spices in bloom,

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flower,

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now for the dogwoods

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there you have it for now, by all hope you like.

more naturaleum

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weeping beech

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another european weeping beech

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hey a very fat cousin it, lol (from adams family tv show)lol

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fat cousin it side view, lol, pretty handsome fello dont you agree?

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cousin it’s dog mop, a old english sheep dog, lol even has a air of schanuzer head too,

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looks like this tree came right out of a southern swamp, cool looking tree.

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red flowring quince

so there you go gang, enjoy.

glorious crabbies

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the crabbies at the naturelum of akron were absolutly stunning, I couldn’t of picked a better day to go see them. if you live near there go right away while they are at their peak.

my walk about spring flowers

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cut leaved toothwort

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garlic mustard, I think according to my book teh next picture I think is harbringer of spring?

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spring beauties?

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service berry tree? not sure.

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apple tree up the street is just coverd in flowers,wow

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dandelion and violet paradise, ballfield up the street. pretty hunn?