I feel so knowledgeable after taking a guided tour of wildflowers. I enjoyed learning the names, and somehow appreciate them so much more.
This trillium is a wonderful shade of red, one of my favorites colors for flowers. It was difficult to shoot between the the brilliant sunshine, and the downward bent of the flower.
I have gone on many walks in the woods, but a guided wildflower walk taught me to look and learn. This little guy is easy to overlook, but the Jack in the Pulpit is fun to discover, camouflaged amongst the green undergrowth of the woods.
At first, a guided wildflower walk at the Huyck Preserve didn’t lead to too many blooming wildflowers. I don’t think I ever really knew what forget-me-nots looked like, but then I saw them…again and again. So delicate, and not wild at all.
Newport, Rhode Island was the summer place to be during the gilded age of the late 19th and early 20th century. Today, most of those mansions have become historical landmarks, but many beautiful summer homes of the current 1% still line the cliff walk with their landscaped lawns and ocean views.
I posted a shot of the this mansion taken a a cloudy, misty day. The following day, the air was fresh and the skies were cleared of their dense overcast clouds.
After two rainy days in Newport Rhode Island, today was much brighter. Even though quite a few clouds were left behind, they made for an interesting sky over the harbor.