20170521 Yellow Warbler, Lupin, Wild Raisin, Solomon’s Seal, blueberry, Lichens, Pale Corydalis, Pin Cherry, Red Maple, Juniper, Nodding Trillium, Columbine, Marsh Marigold

Yellow Warbler, Lupin, Wild Raisin, Solomon’s Seal, blueberry, Lichens, Pale Corydalis, Pin Cherry,  Red Maple, Juniper, Nodding Trillium,  Columbine, Marsh Marigold

We enjoyed a very wet, chilly day so stayed close to home grateful for having the long lens to shoot wild things from the dry warmth of the car.  And grateful for the beautiful colours and contrasts stimulated by the wetness.

This little Yellow Warbler is “Singing in the Rain” in Alex’s Driveway:

Dandelions blossoms are furled up in the rain while water droplets form on the hydrophobic Lupin leaves.

 

Water enhances the blossom bud of this Northern Wild Raisin…

Leaves of the Solomon’s Seal are also hydrophobic.   Notice the little “bellflowers” underneath the plant which distinguishes it from the much more common (here) Solomon’s Plume…

Blueberries are blooming but nothing is pollinating them in the rain …

 

The lichens are soaking up moisture …

Late blooming Pale Corydalis …

This Pale Corydalis is in mid bloom … some flowers are opening while others have matured to the seed pod, as seen on the uppermost blossom.

Pin Cherries always remind me of  that wonderful Shropshire Lad

Red Maple leaves enhanced by the wetness…

Developing seeds also …

Raindrops on Juniper …

A day ago I wrote a piece about the three common Trilliums that I see around here.  T. erectum, T. grandiflorum and T. cernuum

This photo shows why we rarely “see” this Nodding Trillium which is common in N. Ontario.

Here they are … enjoying the rain… the beautiful Aquilegia canadensis…. often called a “wild honeysuckle” instead of its more proper Canadian or Canada columbine, eastern red columbine, wild columbine.

And here is that clump of Marsh Marigold again… this time in the rain, with a few more inches of rain in the stream.  It is too troubled to see its reflection this time…

Ray Thoms did post an image of the Red Fox he saw on our trip Saturday May 20th….

https://500px.com/photo/212985207/i-can-see-you-by-ray-thoms?ctx_page=1&from=user&user_id=9424373

3 thoughts on “20170521 Yellow Warbler, Lupin, Wild Raisin, Solomon’s Seal, blueberry, Lichens, Pale Corydalis, Pin Cherry, Red Maple, Juniper, Nodding Trillium, Columbine, Marsh Marigold

  1. Thank you for these beautiful views. It becomes another dimension when the raindrops make their entrance .. magical. (loved the “wild honeysuckle”) xoxo. ..

    • Thanks, Krys!
      Yes, the raindrops do add another dimension. It is nice to be able to photograph their effects from the dry of the car.

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