Plants

Trillium

May 13, 2015
Trillium

Last Friday, we went up to the Thompson Wildlife Management Area to see the trillium that bloom there each year. Kristy took most if not all of these pictures. The girls enjoyed seeing the flowers and also making funny faces.

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Virginia Bluebells

April 26, 2015
Virginia Bluebells

Growing Bluebells The bluebells bloomed a little later than usual this year. I took this first picture earlier this week in our yard where my dad started a small colony. Bluebells aren’t too hard to get established in a somewhat wet location. Shenandoah River Bluebells Today, we took the girls to the Eastham Park Trail…

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Bloodroot 2015

April 19, 2015
Bloodroot 2015

The bloodroot are looking nice in the higher elevations of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If interested in a bloodroot print, I have one available at FineArtAmerica. Additionally, my father-in-law won Smoky Mountain Wildflower Artist of the Year in 2010 for his bloodroot watercolor. The original has been sold, but prints are available from BobGeorgeArt.

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Our Bad Luck Tree

September 19, 2014
Our Bad Luck Tree

Soon after we moved in, we planted a dogwood tree in front of our house.  The poor tree has endured damage from heavy snows, ice storms, and buck scrapes.  I woke up one morning this week to find the tree cracked with the top half hanging down.  The only thing I can figure is that…

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Ironweed and Butterflies

September 15, 2014
Ironweed and Butterflies

Some ironweed growing in the backyard attracted a lot of butterflies this summer.  Here are a couple of butterfly pictures (tiger swallowtail and great spangled fritillary).

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Sunflower

September 14, 2014
Sunflower

This past spring, my daughter planted some sunflower seeds at pre-school.  One sunflower survived and bloomed this summer.

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