Wanting to be alone yesterday afternoon I took a long hike down the mountain. I needed time alone to think and I also wanted to take a few pictures for a post today.
I hiked toward a small pond that is feed by a small stream. As I approached the pond I could hear and see a dozen or more water frogs jumping into the water. This pond is only 10 feet deep with crystal clear water, I could see the bottom covered in leaves. This pond is feed by a small stream that runs above ground but in a few areas runs underground. I forgot to take any pictures until I started hiking back along the stream.
Here are a few pictures of the things I saw!
I am not sure of the name of this native wild flower but as I looked around they were everywhere. Do you know the name of this plant?
The first visitor today, which was Tex, see her post below, identified this flower as Bloodroot. I was also given a link by Elizabeth, http://creeksideresort.net/blog/?p=159
Odd looking bark on the south side of this huge White Oak tree.
Half of a Hickory nut, probably opened and eaten by a squirrel.
34 thoughts on “Things I Saw”
nice nature outing! i think that is bloodroot.
I thought so! Thank you Tex!
Hi Michael, TexWisGirl is exactly right. Your lovely flower is Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis. Here is more information: http://creeksideresort.net/blog/?p=159
Such beautiful photos from your hike. Hope you had a great time 😉 Rain is headed here soon, too, and we hope its just rain. the forecast isn’t looking good as temps drop tonight. Our beautiful spring flowers may be in for some more cold and nasty over the next few days. Hope you’re making something beautiful today! Best wishes, WG
Yep I thought so but didn’t want to put it out there. Oh gosh, don’t talk about more cold weather, I am so tired of the cold, let’s hope not! I am making the most wonderful and delicious Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce, hope to post later today!! 🙂 Have a wonderful day!!
wonderful shots Michael–especially the tiny wild flowers emerging from the decaying wood floor–a sign of the goodness and life which rises up form death and decay—hugs and love—Julie
Good afternoon Julie! Thank you, it was a beautiful day yesterday, good day for a hike 🙂 I sure hope you are feeling better? I hope you had a good time up until you got sick. Bless you Julie, have a great afternoon!
Bloodroot for sure, and are those Oyster mushrooms?
I thought it might be Bloodroot but I wasn’t sure. Yep oyster mushrooms! I just visited your site great shots! Headed back there now to browse around. I see you are from Ohio, where? I spent a lot of time in Ohio. I am a Taurus too! Thank you for visiting my site, I hope you will visit again soon 🙂
Well it is nice to meet you, Taurus friend.. I live in Hocking Hills, here in Ohio. I have lived in Ohio my whole life, just in different places. I grew up in a small town called Middleport, than lived for 13 years in our state capital Columbus. I have been in the hills now for about two years, and I love it here! Where about did you live in Ohio? I will be visiting your blog again as well; it is nice to find others with common interests! Thanks again for stopping by…
Hi Virginia, lived in Sheffield Lake, OH not far from Cleveland, also lived in Toledo and Columbus. I lived in OH for a few years when I worked for Rockwell Automation. Currently living in Greenville SC in the mountains. 🙂
What a beautiful place and a nice walk 🙂
Good afternoon Ela! It is a lovely place to walk and hike especially if you are looking to be alone, very peaceful! 🙂
We don’t see that lovely flower here, but it seems like a beacon rising up from all those dead leaves! I Like the fungi and tree bark -those colours and textures are very atmospheric.
They were scattered all over the forest floor, rising up between the leaves. I found out it is Bloodroot, native to our mountain area, here is a link http://creeksideresort.net/blog/?p=159 🙂
What a beautiful hike and photos!
thank you Al, I enjoyed visiting you site earlier today, great photograph! 😉
I enjoyed the photo journey, Michael. I hope you had a nice Sunday too. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
Good evening Natalie and thank you! Yes Sunday was nice, rainy day but relaxing. I sure hope you also had a wonderful Sunday! Blessing to you! Michael 😉
thank you Kelli!
Looks like Spring is springing forth! 🙂 Hope to be doing some of that walking in the woods soon, too.
Hi Lindy, yes, finally but we have a cold rain today, 33 degrees with wind chill it’s 28 degrees!
Great captures, Michael. It’s a great time to walk in the woods, with Spring just starting to take hold.
thank you, it’s that time of year when the forest is waking up and you find a few cool things you have not seen before! Love hiking and try to do it as much as I can!
Nice pictures! Nothing beats a hike in the woods.
thank you Scott, I love to hike as well, try to get at least one hike in a week! 🙂 Thank you for visiting my site, I saw your owl box, great job, I need a few more of these myself.
What a beautiful outing, Michael. Thank you for inviting me to come along. Happy Spring! 🙂
Hi Robin!! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂
I love your hike – it looks as though Spring is coming to your area! If TexWis says, blood root, she’s probably correct – she knows stuff 🙂
I’m looking forward to hiking again – without snow!
Love the tree covered with oyster mushrooms! Isn’t it so much fun taking a camera on a hike? I know it makes me look so much more closely at everything.
I like that tree too! I agree with you, it’s a lot of fun to have the camera while hiking, it’s all in the details if you look to notice everything! 🙂
Always nice to take a walk 🙂 This stream must have near the source 🙂
Yes, two hour hike and the water source is near by, come out of the side of the mountain! 🙂