Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 4, 2013, 7:19 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 7,286
Default Almost Springtime

Out on the trail today and spotted some encouraging signs for all those feeling a bit winter-weary. Some of the earliest wildflowers are already beginning to bloom.

Here's a tiny member of the carrot family called "Harbinger of Spring." Each clump of flowers is only a few millimeters across, but those few millimeters are sure packed with bloom (and springtime promise!)
Attached Images
   
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Mar 4, 2013, 7:21 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 7,286
Default

We have two native species of Spring Beauty here in East Tennessee. Both would be easy to overlook later in the Springtime, but they sure bring some bright (tiny) beauty to the early part of the season. These are Virginia Spring Beauty. The other species (Carolina...) should be blooming soon. Like most early bloomers, they do not specialize in one certain pollinator. Any early-hatching insect will do.
Attached Images
  
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 4, 2013, 7:24 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 7,286
Default

And one more early spring plant from today - a Toothwort that is almost in bloom. Named for the tooth-like rhizomes, it's an early-blooming member of the mustard family.

This is just a small taste of the season to come - hope it brightened your day a little!
Attached Images
 
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 4, 2013, 8:04 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
nhmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southern New Hampshire
Posts: 5,090
Default

Brightened my day! I can hardly wait for the spring to return up here.

Patty
nhmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 4, 2013, 8:40 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
gjtoth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
Posts: 6,165
Default

It might be almost springtime there, but it's still plenty murky and cold here! Nice ones, Mole!
__________________
Gary ---- "The best camera is the one you have with you."
<><~~~~~~~~~~~
Pentax K-3 ~ Pentax K-30 ~ Fujifilm HS50EXR
My Gallery

--
Hebrews 13:3
gjtoth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 4, 2013, 9:11 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
hnikesch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,481
Default

Very nice Mole, good backgrounds and colors.

Hans
__________________
Hans

...It is better to burn a roll of film than curse the darkness. Equip. Kr, K30, Q & Q7, DAL 55-300, DA 35 f2.4, DA 50 f1.8 DA 18-135, SMC A 50 f1.7, SMC-A 28 f2.8, SMC M 135 f3.5, Canon P&S S100 w/CHDK Beta, Flickr:
hnikesch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 4, 2013, 10:21 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: East Central Vermont
Posts: 1,866
Default

Yes, I agree with all the previous comments. Those photos, and the fact that maple sap is starting to run in this area, are cause for optimism.
mtnman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 6:22 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Keltech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Andover, Massachusetts
Posts: 2,178
Default

Great to see spring blooms starting! Great shots Mole.

Lou
Keltech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2013, 10:56 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Tachikoma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wales
Posts: 1,086
Default

Great shots!

Weather has taken a turn for the better here today, has really felt like the start of spring, clear skies, no wind and the sun setting after I get home from work for a change.

Moved house the other week and I am in a more rural area, so hoping to go for weekend walks through the woods and fields to photograph the wild flora and fauna away from my usual local stately home's managed gardens.
__________________
http://kuma-no-kimi.deviantart.com/
Pentax K-7
Tamron 90mm SP Di Macro
Tamron Adaptall 2 - 28mm, 28-80mm, 500mm Mirror
Pentax KAF - 18-55mm WR, 28-105mm PowerZoom
Pentax K - 50mm f/2, 50mm f/1.7, 28mm f/2.2
Tachikoma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 8, 2013, 6:37 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 15,624
Default

You have spring and today we have winter - something like 6 inches of heavy, wet snow. Don't think it will last long, it's supposed to get warm again.

Love your early spring flowers, though.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
0
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:44 AM.




SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2