Early this summer (well, when the violets were blooming) I sent my kids out to pick a bowlful of blooms with the goal in mind to make a batch of jelly. I ended up picking the last 2-3 cups, and the jelly turned out more like a thick syrup, but check out these awesome colors.
Who knew boiling water and then lemon juice would create these changes?!
Last week’s prompt for the P52 I play along with was “motherhood”. Of course my first thought was “self portrait with the kids”, quickly followed by, “that would require dressing nicely and doing my hair”. So instead as I flipped through my images from last week, I pulled this one to submit. Because, you know, it has one of my children in it, and she looks cute (picks her own outfits), and this was a moment when I was totally focused on her –observing her, listening to her, responding to her, and enjoying being together. So, basically, I nailed motherhood for, like, 20 minutes.
It’s always fun to revisit a favorite place, especially one that holds memories going back to our childhood. As we drove through Backbone State Park I was recalling the times I’d picnicked there with my cousins, walked the river with my siblings, and hiked it as a teenager. This time we were on a morel mission.
As we hunted the elusive fungus we came across several other subjects more willing to be found and captured– on film, not in a ‘shroom bag.
This Bellwort was a new discovery for me, and we didn’t see very many of them, just right past the trailhead of the Devil’s Backbone.
This one below is a favorite of mine, although seeing it growing on the side of the hill put it at eye level which made for a different perspective.
And go figure we’d find a whole patch of these, and not a single true morel! Ah well, an excuse to wander the woods another time.
I made my goal of shooting every day in March! I think I even managed to get an image up on my facebook page every day. I went though and pulled some of my favorites and thought I’d share them here as well.