04.05.2019 Flashback Friday’s Timeless Beauty

I am currently wandering in the Doldrums of Seasonal Overlap Disorder. And S.O.D. is what I will need to repair our lawn outside the back door.  Between Winter and Spring is a stretch of time sometimes called stick season, mud season, or please please please bring on the green of Spring season.  The lawns are still brown, the trees continue bare (although there is a hint of ruddy buds on the maples), and the promise of spring flowers remains hidden. Yet a promise is a promise and though it may be days or weeks they will be back.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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25 Responses to 04.05.2019 Flashback Friday’s Timeless Beauty

  1. I stepped outside into the sunshine yesterday afternoon, thinking I might pick up a few sticks. I was immediately pummeled by a cold blast of wind, so I turned around and went back inside.

    Gorgeous photo!

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  2. I’m just upriver from you a little ways, near Bellows Falls, so our weather is very similar.

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    • You had more snow than we did, I believe. The last few years it seemed the weather patterns split around us, going to the north and south, leaving us with small amounts. Lots of dire predictions with little resulting. I love WMass but I think VT is even more beautiful.

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      • Sometimes I’d prefer to be farther north, to avoid some of the freeze-thaw cycles in winter which turn fields of snow into sheets of ice. Otherwise, winters at this latitude aren’t bad.

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      • Although I do a lot of ice photography, I do not enjoy cold weather. But I do like the variation we get in New England and the surprises as well. We are pretty lucky to rarely experience severe weather like other parts of the country does. Hopefully I didn’t just jinx the region.

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  3. Ah, and I just replied to your comment on a different post by mentioning that nature in a temperate climate is cyclical. It’s clear that early April up there is a part of the cycle you could do without.

    My mind seems to see a pair of lungs in your photograph.

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    • Late March for sure. So far April has been a wet start but the next few days may dry things out.
      They do look like lungs. A guy I used to chat with on NatureScapes saw them as testicles. I like your vision better.


  4. Hi Steve. The photo in this post and in yesterday‘s post are not loading, for some reason. Are they large files?

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  5. Is it a lady’s slipper? I’m terrible at identifying wildflowers. I’ve seen one in the Finger Lakes area exactly once. Beautiful color and veining.

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    • Yes it is, Robert. One of several species we get in New England. I am sure there are a good number in New York as well. Some folks I know see lots of wildflowers that I never have. Just a matter of time and luck.

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  6. Lovely image. I suppose that you are more than ready for spring to really arrive. I can not imagine how dreary it must be to see a brown landscape when it is already April. In my neck of the woods, almost all trees have leafed out in that beautiful and young lime green color.

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  7. Gallivanta says:

    I think we have some sort of SOD going on here. About a week ago it was very hot and now it feels as though we have entered winter without experiencing autumn.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    I just checked, and sure enough — there are Lady’s slippers in east Texas, including the county where the Native Plant Center is. They’re not indicated for the county where I found the white gaillardia, but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t be found there. So many places to explore, and so little time!

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    • One of the joys of nature photography is finding something new to you. I have yet to find a showy lady’s slipper but they are around, I think. I may have to travel half way into Vermont for them. We have so many in Massachusetts that I have yet to see. Some species have subspecies and some genera are filled with variations.I hope that you find some lady’s slipper while roaming Texas.

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  9. Ooh, what a beauty! Our pink lady slippers won’t bloom until early June – but I know where to find them. Yours is particularly beautiful.

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