Things I Saw

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.

small stream

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!

fungi and lichen growing on tree

moss growing on fallen tree

fungi and lichen growing on tree

native wild flower

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,

native wild flower

hole in tree

hole in tree

odd looking bark on white oak tree

Odd looking bark on the south side of this huge White Oak tree.

hickory nut

Half of a Hickory nut, probably opened and eaten by a squirrel.

native wild flower


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34 thoughts on “Things I Saw

  1. Hi Michael, TexWisGirl is exactly right. Your lovely flower is Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis. Here is more information:

    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!!

    • 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!

    • 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. 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

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