Wednesday, February 19, 2020

FIRST TIME AT GREEN SPRING GARDENS THIS YEAR

 A continuation of our visit and walk last Sunday when we drove over to Green Spring Gardens.  If you missed my other post about the dog it is here.
It was still very chilly if you consider high 40s chilly but after a grey start to the day, the sun came out and the sky was blue. 

We reached the garden at three in the afternoon. There was not too much going on in the way of birdlife or flowers, but these were starting to bloom and...
I found the beauty of nature even in the barest of branches.  I could not find an identifying marker for the plant below.
Further along the path there were these Sweetgum pods.  There were thousands of them.  From one tree or more?  I have no idea as I don't remember seeing trees nearby, maybe because I was so focused on what was on the ground.  I will be more aware the next time we go.
I have been sharing this house several times since finding this park.  Built in 1784 its history can be found here.

The daffodils were in front of the house.
These are Japanese Camelia.




The parking lot was just around the corner, and we were soon in our car and on the way home.
The clouds were amazing!
A nice surprise in the photo below, a bird flying high in the sky (on the left).  I enjoy finding these little nuggets in my photos.


I came across the diagram on line, and it shows the different names for clouds.  What would you say these are?  I think maybe the ones on the left are good choices, but which one?  Any experts out there?

Enjoy your day and 
thanks for stopping by.



34 comments:

  1. We know sweetgum as liquid amber. Those pods hurt if trodden on in bare feet.
    Love those clouds, and yes, I would call them Cirrocumulus.

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    1. I like that name EC. Yes, I can imagine they would be painful. I was thinking about the dogs walking around. Wouldn't be good for them to get a burr in their paw either.

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  2. I agree with you about what type of clouds.

    I cannot imagine anything blooming here yet, unless it is a dandelion. I would love to have a sweetgum tree but do not want to have to deal with those pods.

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    1. I agree, I would like one too but those pods would be a pain in more ways than one :)

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  3. The camellias are gorgeous! So this curly branched tree is Sweetgum? It is so pretty, even bare. I don't think I have ever seen one.

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    1. I was surprised to see them blooming but it was such a welcome sight. The bare branches were in a different part of the park and I am not sure that this was actually from a sweetgum tree :)

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  4. Looks like you had a nice day to visit, Denise. The cloud patterns were beautiful and these never cease to amaze me as well.

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    1. Thank you, it was a lovely day for cloud watching :)

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  5. I enjoyed the walk in this park as it's interesting to see different plants. Blossom, blue skies and amazing cloud formations are uplifting.

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    1. Thank you, I look forward to going back when more things are blooming :)

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  6. So lovely - especially the pink blossoms!

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  7. I enjoyed all your beauty today...and not only the bird as a "nugget", but ALL the nuggets you share. Great house. Now I'm off to read it's history.

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  8. The camellias are lovely. How I wish I could have some in my garden.

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    1. Me too! Maybe one of these days. Thank you Valerie :)

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  9. Hello, it looks like a lovely walk. The blooms are pretty and I love the cky shots. Wishing you a happy day!

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  10. Takie stare domy są pełne tajemnic, lubię takie domy . Pięknie zfotografowalaś chmury na niebie i kwiaty . Miłego dnia:)

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    1. To prawda, bardziej lubię stare domy niż nowe. Dziękujemy za wizytę :)

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  11. maceral sky is what we call this sky and it means the weather is about to change and it always does. I am surprised to see so many beautiful flowers with it in the high 40's. here in FL high 40's keeps us huddled in side with socks on our feet. ha ha… it is a beautiful place to visit and I enjoy seeing it

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    1. I like the name of that sky. Hubs always tells me when he sees certain clouds that there is going to be a change in the weather. Glad you enjoyed Sandra, thank you :)

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    1. Thank you Anne, yes, I am looking forward to spring :)

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  13. Spring is in the air! Love the cloud diagram.

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  14. Great photos. Thanks for sharing that diagram of the common clouds. Cool.

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    1. Thank you Ellen and you are very welcome for the diagram :)

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  15. What lovely sky photographs Denise, so beautiful to see.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Always happy you enjoy Jan :) All the best to you also.

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  16. The daffs are particularly cheerful to see.

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