April 5, 2009

Sunday Walk in the Natural Woods



Let's see what's going on in the natural forest - mixed deciduous forest - just outside my garden. I live 20 km away from Wasaw city center (Poland) and just 300 m away from the mixed forest. Spring came finally, days are sunny - yay! - and temperature is more human friendly. Perfect, lazy day for walk.
Do you want to go with me? So give me your hand and let's see......
....................... before we enter the forest, we see blue eyes of Anemone hepatica (kidneywort, liverwort, pennywort, common hepatica). Leaves create almost perfect circle................. it looks so sweet..............



What sweet flowers are growing on the forest bottom? Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone, windflower, thimbleweed or smell fox) - not too many, but still cheering up.



As we go further, we spot weird trees leaning on each other. I would think it's love... but no! no! no!
One of the trees is dead - so this must be something else....... accident? What accident could have happened here, so one tree is growing into another one.... I have no idea - maybe you have any theory?


Polypores are growing on the dead betula (birch).



Trees continue to surprise with moss growing everywhere and hole storing water.
Walk was short, but we have spotted many new things.... I hope you liked it. Xoxo Ewa

10 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love walking through the woods this time of year. Thank you so much for taking me along. We could probably see many of the same things here. It makes it seem like you aren't so far away. Cheers.

Patsi (Garden Endeavors) said...

Looks like you had a wonderful adventurous day.

Thanks for sharing.
Patsi

Gail said...

Ewa, Beautiful...your forest looks like ours~~and they are fun to walk through...very peaceful don't you think! gail

nanci said...

Thanks so much for the peaceful and quiet looking photos. I felt like I had gone on the walk with you!

Janet said...

Ewa, wonderful observations in your woods. The trees are especially interesting! Thanks for sharing.

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

What a beautiful walk! Thanks for the views!

Cameron

patientgardener said...

I love old trees they have so much character, though as a child they used to frighten me as I thought they had faces - too many fairy tales maybe!

Garden Wise Guy said...

Ewa - Thanks for taking me for a walk in your forest. Aren't there mean old wolves waiting to snatch up little children. You're so brave!

I love to see fungi and other living things redoing matter; trees turning back to earth. It's all part of one big cycle.

Hey, did you get caught up with the rest of Poland with Obama fever? All our news today is about the First Lady's (and her hubby's) impact on Europe.

Finally a reason to be proud of being an American again.

JGH said...

Such weird and wonderful trees. It's almost like they're people with their own quirks and personalities!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

A lovely walk, Ewa, and such beautiful little anemones. You're quite a ways ahead of me, but I'm slowly gaining. Another couple of weeks and spring will be upon us in Nova Scotia, too.

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