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--introduced edible, entire plant.


Pennycress-- native edible annual, mustard family


Daylily: native edible, entire plant.


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


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


same conk

interesting fungus

The beginning of the rain . . .

. . . to the end.


2 Responses to An Observant Nature: Photos

  1. Andrew says:


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