Saturday, May 20, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rachel Carson Greenway Trail: Mountain Laurel


Mountain Laurel is blooming along the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail right now. With temperatures expected in the 90's this week, the flowers will most likely be in peak bloom this week. I personally would rank the blooming of the mountain laurel amongst my top 10 favorite natural phenomena. Get out there and see these fantastic plants while you can!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Climate March 2017












My friend Pete and I went down to Washington D.C. for the climate march yesterday. Here are a few photos of the day's march...

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Fantastic Spring

Trees are leafing out

Some wildflowers are going to seed, other new ones are beginning to peak.


Forest changes week to week. Last week these flowers were in peak bloom.

I would expect to see something like this along the coast in California, not along the Potomac.





Blue bells in late March

White bells in late March

No bells
We've been having a fantastic spring around the D.C. area this year, with many bright days. The forest is in rapid change mode, the sights change week to week and will continue to do so until the fall. Flowers that were once here a week or two ago disappear and new ones arrive...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Diamond Days

Potomac River, high and muddy







Springtime in the Washington D.C. area is pretty special. It can be hard to withstand the cold and grey days of winter. Suddenly though, the temperatures begin to rise, the sunlight starts to intensify. Before long, we are gifted with spectacular crisp, bright blue days. Sometimes it seems we receive only a handful of them before the heavy humidity and heat of summer arrives.

Yesterday was one of those "diamond days," temperatures in the upper 70's and bright blue sky. To any wildflower lovers out there, now is a great time to walk along the Potomac as all the flowers budding right now are either in full display or just beginning to bud...

Saturday, April 1, 2017

We Have Some Good News On The California Drought. Take A Look (New York Times)

Here's an interesting article that appeared this week in the New York Times about California's drought situation and incredible snow pack this winter with photos comparing 2017 to 2015...