May 26, 2011

May - Visions of Life Creating Itself

Pink ladyslipper in evening backlight
With May come blossoms, courtship, and babies.  While many have complained about the relative coolness of this spring, I have enjoyed the opportunity to savor all of the unfolding life at a relaxed and comfortable pace.  From bare quiet landscapes to a cacophony of bird and frog songs and a festival of flowers and color, this month, like no other, reveals the power of the creative life force that we all share.
Shadbush bloomed began bloomed into early May this year, closer to its historical bloom time than it's been in a decade.
Bog violets at Great Meadows NWR, photo by Nancy Hartle
Love is in the air - Northern water snakes mating, the smaller male is wrapped around the female.

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