Monday, May 23, 2011

Spring in the Woods

My dog Lily and I take regular walks in the Berkshire forests. It is a beautiful and refreshing experience to breathe in the scents and take in the sights of life and renewal in the forest. Here are some photos from a few recent walks we took this spring.


Lily in the brook at Tannery Falls

"Early spring is salamander season" . . . as written by Michael J. Caduto,
author of Storey's Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun, in Mass Audubon's
Sanctuary magazine. In one 40-minute walk, I saw at least
two dozen of these bright-orange salamanders!

Tannery Falls

Trillium. I am seeing these in abundance
at the Pittsfield State Forest.

Wild violets

This white-flowering shrub is abundant in
New England forests, but its name is unknown to me.

My advice: get outside, take in the sights, and breathe in the scents!

— Kristy L. Rustay, Marketing Manager


Bonnie said...

Thank you for a lovely post! Your first picture is not of forget-me-nots. Forget-me-nots have five petals, and yours have only four. Your picture is of bluets, which are very similar in color but have four petals.

Kristi said...

It was the salamander picture that took me back to my younger days when I would go looking for them in the woods and swampy areas where I lived. Thank you for the post!