Monday, April 24, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
|Trees are leafing out|
|Some wildflowers are going to seed, other new ones are beginning to peak.|
|Forest changes week to week. Last week these flowers were in peak bloom.|
|I would expect to see something like this along the coast in California, not along the Potomac.|
|Blue bells in late March|
|White bells in late March|
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
|Potomac River, high and muddy|
Springtime in the Washington D.C. area is pretty special. It can be hard to withstand the cold and grey days of winter. Suddenly though, the temperatures begin to rise, the sunlight starts to intensify. Before long, we are gifted with spectacular crisp, bright blue days. Sometimes it seems we receive only a handful of them before the heavy humidity and heat of summer arrives.
Yesterday was one of those "diamond days," temperatures in the upper 70's and bright blue sky. To any wildflower lovers out there, now is a great time to walk along the Potomac as all the flowers budding right now are either in full display or just beginning to bud...
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Here's an interesting article that appeared this week in the New York Times about California's drought situation and incredible snow pack this winter with photos comparing 2017 to 2015...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
California Deserts are in a "Super Bloom" according to NPR today. When I lived in LA several years ago, I had the privilege to visit Anza Borrego two springs in a row during peak wildflower season, an experience I will never forget and would recommend to anyone. The abundance of colors, the silence, and the intensity of the light created a powerful experience...