April 23, 2012

Wild Studio Journal - Estabrook Woods

Arrowhead violets (Viola sagittata) at Beaver Pond       Photo © John L. Nevins
As part of today's Wild Studio adventures, sponsored by Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program, my husband John Nevins and I set forth with Alan Bragg and Faith Johnson to commune with the rain spirits deep in the Estabrook Woods.  Lushness quickly returned to the parched forest floor where we found five delicate species of violets, Jack-in-the-pulpit, wood anemone, and goldthread all in bloom.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Blue marsh violets (Viola cucullata)                             Photo ©John L. Nevins

Water splashed on petals, ponds, stones, and our noses.  Everything glistened, giving us all a feeling of deep refreshment.

New life on a nurse log
Rocky ford across Saw Mill Brook
Saw Mill Brook
Wild Studio mates

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Cherrie I was at my site, meditating at the Concord River, so could not share your walk. Your plant photos are exquisitely telling the natural story you experienced.