Hepatica

I love Hepatica… one of our earliest spring blossoms. I often find in the woods close by… but always, only in white.

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At Allegany State Park, I found a spot where you can find all kinds of colors ranging from the palest blue or pink to deeper shades, some even verging on purple. Here are a couple from my hike…

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What’s Blooming?

I took an evening walk at JCC’s College Park to see what might be blooming (or about to bloom), given this very warm weather.

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Audubon Morning

Wednesday “They” were predicting highs near 80.  Eighties in March just seems wrong. I opted for an early morning walk, instead of a lunchtime walk.  I took my camera – which slowed down my pace. Not as good a workout, but it was worth it.

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Winter’s Walk at the Gorge

I wasn’t altogether sure I was up for a hike today. I’ve been running myself ragged at work and with all my Women Create activities – to the point of being on the verge of a cold.  But, I mustered some energy and met my hiking buddies for a day at the Gorge.

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Terry always makes me walk places that scare me.  It’s good for the heart.

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We had to hug the wall of the gorge to get past the unusually high water.

Once we got past the scary part there were great photo opps:

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We had a little fire to warm our hands and dry our gloves. (I only sort of melted mine.)

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All in all, we had a blast… especially the dogs:

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