Tuesday 17 April 2018

In the Dells today

My favourite larch tree seems to have more flowers this year than ever before

and each flower is really beautiful (you can read here my blogpost showing how the larch flowers develop over the course of a year)

The hornbeams are also in bloom too, with their catkins looking lovely just now

 In late summer and autumn the hornbeams have beautiful chandelier type fruits which you can see in this post here).

I saw roe deer in the Dells for the first time in a long while, though they were too far away to hope to photograph so I just stood and watched them for a while.

This female goosander on the other hand let me get very close and was positively posing for the camera


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

The goosander here won't let you get within 50 metres. You are very enviable!

Love the larch flowers, remember your posts last year

Lynn said...

I love your rambles. And that larch flower is lovely. (I don't comment on every post, but I look at all of them.)

Angie said...

I am so glad I found you (so, thank you for your recent comment on my blog!!!)

I scanned down several of your last posts and am absolutely fascinated by your larch posts. We have numerous larch trees around our house, but I was not aware that they develop these 'flowers' that turn into the cones ) we just moved here a year ago). I am hoping our Montana larches do the same as yours! They are still very barren at the moment, but I will start watching carefully!

And I love your references to Crafty Green Boyfriend ... LOL!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Angie, your larches should have flowers but they may be a different colour if they're a different species of larch and some larches don't have many flowers some years