Smell the Roses

It was a gorgeous day yesterday. Between chores and appointments I managed to find the time to stop to smell the roses. Ok I didn’t really smell the roses but I did stop to look close at a few plants.

Getting out early for a walk yielded a beautiful start to the day. đŸ™‚

Draba (Tomostima cuneifolia syn Draba cuneifolia)! This small patch really is thick. And it is the most robust that I currently have seen yet.
A tiny beetle looked to be a pollinator!
The little forked hairs!
Scurrying away with its bee prey.
Tiny Bluets (Houstonia pusilla) were picking up steam after the recent cold weather.

Additionally, the Spring Beauties (Claytonia virginica) have many more buds to open!
Western Meadowlarks! Well you can’t tell it by the photos they were Western Meadowlarks. However by listening to their bubbly songs I did ID them.

Ahhh, it had been a nice day!

Today Jeanne and I went on another nearby adventure. Guess what? I got a lot of photos to go through. LOL.

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. That’s a beautiful pic of the sunrise. Clouds are great. I really miss the meadowlarks since moving to town. Thanks for the pic and reminder.

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