One of my favorite places to visit and appreciate nature is Powdermill Nature Reserve. I love relaxing there and enjoying the quiet, especially when I have my camera. Being a photographer really makes me slow down and really look at the forest – suddenly I see little flowers and moss-covered rocks I would have easily missed if I hadn’t been taking my time.
So for Earth Day, here are some photographs I have taken in the springtime at Powdermill!
Delicate “snowball” Dwarf Ginseng flowers and “umbrella” Mayapples.
One of my favorite flowering trees, the Redbud.A tiny, colorful maple seed on a rainy spring day.
Bright, fuzzy moss growing on a forest rock.
Fungi clinging to tree bark.
Violets appear in more colors than purple – like this little white violet.
Some forest flowers appear in very bright colors – even pink!
Buttercups blanket the ground in a pretty, sunny yellow color.
Powdermill is open for daily hikes and their wonderful eco-friendly nature center offers fun lectures and education. You can learn more at their website: http://www.carnegiemnh.org/powdermill/