An Observant Nature: Photos

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Hamlet Act 1, scene 5, 159-167

Senses are important things when studying the natural world.  Here are some (in)sights.:

plum blossom, dead log

Plum blossom and dead log

sky framed

Sky framed in oaks

oregon grape

Flowers of the Oregon Grape--native medicinal

Same flowers different perspective

Salsify

Salsify--introduced edible, entire plant.

pennycress

Pennycress-- native edible annual, mustard family

daylily

Daylily: native edible, entire plant.

nettle

Stinging Nettle: native medicinal and edible (after cooked or dried)

spring beauties

Spring Ephemeral: Hepatica, traditional medicinal

leeks and spring beauties

Wild leek and Hepatica sharing some forest duff

leeks

Spring Ephemeral: Wild Leeks, Ramps, Rampions--in my mind, one of the best foods of the season

Spice bush, whole plant used as a spice, tastes like allspice

Tinder fungus, used to start fires and also to ignite gun powder according to Stamets in Mycelium Running

conk

same conk

interesting fungus

The beginning of the rain . . .

. . . to the end.

2 Responses to An Observant Nature: Photos

  1. Andrew says:

    Sweet!

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