No trillium, just another new bird
On Sunday I went to Aman Park, I have done a couple of posts about it already, and I think that I have it listed on my Hiking Places page. To me, the biggest attraction of Aman Park is the huge numbers of wildflowers that bloom there in the spring, including acres of trillium.
This will be a short post, as although there were many of the wildflowers starting to bloom, not included among them were the trillium. This is mostly an update for Allen (New Hampshire Garden Solutions) and others who have asked about the trillium. The weather wasn’t the greatest either, and I could do an entire post on how poor the forecasts have been of late, but I won’t.
Since the trillium weren’t blooming, and most of my shots were taken under a very heavy overcast sky, I’ll just have to go back later and do this park justice, I’ll even get to play with my new 15-85 mm lens to get the seas of trillium blooming in the frame!
I knew that I was probably early, but with the flooding, I was worried that this year’s blooms would be destroyed, but it’s looking good!
So, on to the photos, starting with a red-bellied woodpecker playing peek-a-boo with passing walkers.
The bird was nice enough to continue its game long enough for me to adjust the exposure to make up for the horrible lighting, +2/3 stop worked best.
Later, a bluebird waved to me after it spotted me sneaking up behind it.
Now then, a sampling of the flowers, since I will be going back soon. No need to bore you all with what would be a double post.
I must be getting old, I know I knew all of these before, but for the life of me, I can’t recall them when I need to. I see that I also missed all the spring beauties that were blooming as well, I won’t forget them in the next one!
At one point I sat down to take a break, and to watch and listen to the birds. This guy came along, another to add to my life list, a black and white warbler.
There were dozens of other warblers up in the treetops, but getting good photos of them was out of the question, so I just sat there and enjoyed the music they were making.
The only other thing of note was this rather strange looking fungi growing on a log that had fallen over.
I think that it’s the bottom of the fungi you can see now that the log fell over, I was going to get a different angle on it, but got distracted by all the flowers and birds.
Anyway, like I said, a short one this time, I have a bunch of photos of birds saved up for the My Photo Life List project to put into drafts, and the next post I do on Aman Park should be spectacular!
Thanks for stopping by!