Sorry. I am just not as good at coming up with snappy titles as are most of my friends. Every once in a while I think of a good one, but mostly…meh. I should be writing science abstracts. 🙂
I went to High Ledges yesterday to check on the yellow lady’s slippers but they are still several days away from opening themselves to the world. It was a nice hike….uphill both ways (yes, that is possible) so some good exercise anyway. I stopped at the Podick Conservation Area in North Amherst looking for painted trilliums but they were actually a bit past. The ticks, however, are going great guns and I took a few dozen along for the ride. All clear now thank goodness. Another good round of exercise there. Finally, I visited my usually reliable Dean Brook area and there were plenty of painted trilliums about to open but the lady’s slippers were still in tight buds. Seemed like a good bet for today.
It’s funny…yesterday I gathered ticks like fly paper in the tall grass at Podick. Today I was rolling all over the ground in the pine woods getting these shots and not a tick to be found. Go figure. 🙂