Posts Tagged ‘ spring ’

Beautiful Tree

Flowering Tree

Lightdance, June 6, 2011

Lensbaby Composer shot of a flowering tree next to the Large Lake at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.

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Snowflakes

Snowflakes

Lightdance, April 9, 2011

I don’t mind seeing this kind of snowflake on the ground. These were at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. They are Leucojam aestivem, Amaryllidaceae.

Complements of Spring

Red leaves

Lightdance, April 7, 2011

Beautiful emerging red leaves against the green grass, seen at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. No name label on these shrubs.

Native Azalea

Native Azalea

Lightdance, April 5, 2011

The native azalea I planted by my porch ten years ago bloomed for the first time last year. It was worth the wait. The blossom is spectacular when it is fully open.

Native Azalea

It’s also pretty on the bush before it opens.

Native Azalea

Contorted Filbert

Contorted Filbert

Lightdance, April 3, 2011

A strange, but beautiful tree growing at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, the Contorted filbert, Corylus avellana contorta. I love the identifying tags on all the  plants at Cheekwood, except in the Japanese garden, where they don’t put put them for some reason. I guess they don’t think labels are very ‘natural’ at Radnor State Natural Area. You’re on your own in the naming department at Radnor.

Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince

Lightdance April 1, 2011

I had a great time at the birthday party yesterday. I hope the birthday girl did, too! We wandered around in the cold and just ending rain and took pictures of the dozens of spring flowers and budding trees now emerging at Cheekwood, and then had a nice lunch at the Pineapple Room. We had the gardens to ourselves as we took pictures, and the light was soft, perfect for floral shots. A few more degrees would have been nice, but I’m not complaining. Actually, I did complain.

Happy April!

Grand Opening

Leaves

PAD March 28, 2011

Maybe it’s  because of all the leaves and wildflowers that we’ve seen opening on our walks these days, but I’ve been inspired to start a new blog devoted to my Radnor Lake photos. This week is the grand opening of Radnor Reflections, the Lake Effect. I will keep Lightdance for all my non-Radnor photos, but I’ll be posting everything I take at Radnor to the new blog, and gradually moving all past Radnor photos to it.

I invite you to click on the link to my new blog, Radnor Reflections. Today’s photo there is a single larkspur bloom. In a few days the hillsides will be purple with them, and I will post a photo of it in Radnor Reflections.