Picture blog of observations at Northwood Park in New Hope, MN. An 'inside the beltway' park.
Rev 22:1 And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the 5throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street. ~~~ Live in the USA? Get a free Bible and free Christian books
There has been a whole lot of dirt moving around at the park. Most for the city improvements, but nature too has her share of mud-moving jobs. Barn swallows have home building project in progress at the pavilion. Enjoy! ~ Robin
The forest is full of fresh blooms. Drooping Trillium are opening along the hillside. As are Lilly of the Valley. And just behind the brush of the marsh road a big bed of bugleweed have invaded and are blooming as well. Enjoy! ~ Robin
The park is a busy place right now. The road is anything but express as the construction workers are busy digging and moving dirt. One place where there is no transportation issue is among the flowers. At first glance, it looks like this bumble bee is being hurt by, or at the least annoyed by its passengers (bee mites), but a little internet digging told they are harmless and more interested in a ride to the next flower. Enjoy! ~ Robin
One of the perks of taking photos is that sometimes you can see more in the photo than initially with your naked eye. Sumac buds first appear as fuzzy nubs. But as they open, from the fuzz something beautiful emerges. Enjoy! ~ Robin
Wood Anemone are just starting to open on the forest hillside area. The Rue Anemone are opening nicely and easily seen from the paths there. And Little Leaf Buttercup can be found in a shady part along the marsh road. Enjoy! ~ Robin