Friday, April 15, 2011
I am on a long weekend in Virginia south of the James, riding a bike and enjoying the woods. I took a few pictures yesterday. Regular readers will notice that, apart from the butterflies, they are not unlike the pics I shot the same time last year.
The family home, now owned by my brother...
In the front yard, a vast oak, older than the United States.
April woodlands. The green is coming, but still winter enough that you can still see for a distance.
Acres and acres of blue bells!
Any botanists out there who can identify this? Opening suggestion: A "fiddle head" fern.
the fiddlehead is the new fern growth coming out, not a separate species in
its own right. one would have to check
the leaf shape, colors, etc to narrow
down the species. fiddleheads are
great sauteed in butter.
Ahh, not so far from our river place, from which I just arrived to resume my place in the madding crowd.
Are fiddleheads good sauteed as you say, Mr. Cunningham? They're abundant right now. Safe, too?