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These are the remains of winter on our hillside.

 

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The anemone-like leaves of the bitterroot. It won’t bloom for months and by then the leaves will have disappeared.

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Lichen on a piece of thin bark

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A tiny buckwheat next to an immense ponderosa pine cone

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More lichen. They are bright and fresh this time of year.

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Maybe from a woodpecker

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Lots of little piles of fertilizer

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Does it seem like there was an especially good ponderosa pine cone crop? The White-winged and Red Crossbills have been busy opening them.

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Just one of the deer that didn’t make it through the winter

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Remains of an earlier time

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This was probably from one of last year’s fawns

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Sprouts!

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More subtle lichens on a rock

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One of last fall’s mushrooms survived the winter.

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These tiny flowers seem to be growing out of moss

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Back at home, the bees were flying again.

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4 Comments

  1. a wonderful set of photos reflecting the end of winter

  2. Teri This is another lesson about “seeing what you look at”. These are a beautiful example of what is about us every day if we only see them. Well done, Thank you!

    Denny

  3. Visiting one of my old 2013 blog posts (https://thebalsamean.com/2013/03/11/best-of-being/) where I linked to this post as a “For further reading,” I took another look here, and am so glad I did. I love the attention to “what is” that you give these tiny but significant realities of the woods. Thank you for sharing these observations brought to us artfully with your camera.


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  1. […] Emerging from the Snow (myeverydayphotos.wordpress.com) – by Teri J. Pieper, someone who really knows how to get close to nature, right down at ground level.  Wonderful photos of little things that take being fully present to notice them, and to capture such good pictures of them. […]

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