A walk in the ravine

Discussion in 'Nature' started by TonyTurley, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    The woods around my house can be pretty lush in Spring, so I decided to go morel hunting. All the indicators are there within a few dozen meters of my house, but no 'shrooms today. Bummer. I did take the camera and get a couple of usable photos. I was in a ravine, and wanted soft and dreamy, and I think I got it. I think the first photo is Blackhaw (Viburnum prunifolium). It was a small, gracefully arching tree covered with dozens of these clusters. The second shows a massive Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera). I rarely see twin-forked Poplars; this one has 3, stretching upwards like the inverted edges of a pyramid. It is over 100' tall, and also has one of the largest Poison Ivy vines I've seen. NEX-5R with Vivitar 50/1.8.

    I really need to get down into the ravine below my house more. I always find interesting things to see when I go down there; everything except morels, that is. :(


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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Sweet. Nice backyard you have. ;)