Thursday, April 21, 2011

2010 Easter week memories


Sharp-lobed hepatica
The school district that hubby Walter works for is closed for the week preceding Easter. This year we are staying close to home. Work on our vegetable gardening and some home maintenance projects we had put off has been interspersed with “stay-cation” activities. I’m enjoying it.

But today I am thinking about our last year’s pre-Easter week, a trip to the Smoky Mountains and the pleasure of approaching the trip as a photo safari. Walter captured images of the rushing, cascading and even dripping water that is characteristic of the Smokies in the spring.

My targets were the ephemerals, the first of the spring wildflowers. We were a little early for the big show, but we found satisfying pockets of flowers for me. And no matter where the flowers were, streams were nearby, ready for Walter to photograph water movement in all its variations.

To walk with me down memory lane, click here.

8 comments:

Ginny said...

Would you believe I didn't know most of these flowers? And very good pictures of them, I know some must be tiny. The toothwort amuses me, wonder why it is called that, I may look it up.

Friko said...

Enjoy your Easter break. I shall be gardening until I drop. If I can still sit upright, i might even blog about it.

Erin said...

Happy Easter! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

marciamayo said...

Some times it's good to stay home so you can reminisce about former trips.

Arkansas Patti said...

It is good to have wonderful memories to reminise about. Have a wonderful Easter.

Sandra said...

there is not much in this world that i like better than a photo safari, glad you had fun and i know we will be seeing more photos soon

Freda said...

I love the idea of "stay-cation" so that is what I shall have. I looked back to all the flowers of last year, they are gorgeous, but I hardly recognised any of them!

Kathy said...

Has it really been a year since that trip? I still remember you blogging and sharing the pictures from that trip!

I hope you and Walter enjoy your "staycation", and have a very blessed and happy Easter.