This photo was taken on 5/8/07 - four years ago.
Ramps are wild leeks.
Same ramps 4/8/09
Ramps again 4/15/10
And this year 5/12/11
Over 4' of snow still at the back of our house on 4/27/11
By 6/11/11 the Red Maples blossomed
Other flowers followed soon after....
We had a year for wood peckers.
A Hairy Woodpecker Nested just off our deck in a
poplar tree. She's doing the house cleaning.
And a Yellow -Bellied Sapsucker set up house just west of us.
The pair of loons on Hermit Lake reused a nesting spot from 3 years ago. They successfully hatched two chicks. One hatched 6/20/11 and the second 6/21/11.
By 6/26/11 there was only one chick.
A week later, the surviving one had grown considerably independent.
I will close with a carnivorous Pitcher Plant flower blooming on the bog next to the Loon's nest.
I promise to have a new post up within a week.
Be on the lookout for those spectacular little butterflies. Chive blossoms are a favorite haunt.