2008-03-28

Outside Clyde

Anemone blanda, Outside Clyde
Anemone blanda

This afternoon I had the pleasure of visiting with CC of Outside Clyde. I've been following his chronicles witnessing the succession of growth and bloom on the resident gardeners' hillside. This is just my small contribution.

There's no single vantage from which you can take in the entire hillside at once.

Daffodil Hill
Daffodil Hill

The trails wander and intersect organically, having evolved over three decades of clearing, planting and gardening.

Over the hill, through the woods
Over the hill, through the woods

The trails are rough, and steep at times. But it pays to stop often and look around, and up, and out.

Daffodil "Rip van Winkle"
Daffodil "Rip van Winkle"

Narcissus, cyclamineus tribe
Narcissus, cyclamineus tribe

Possibly "King Alfred"
Possibly King Alfred

Shelf fungus
Shelf fungus

Pulmonaria
Pulmonaria

The threatened thunderstorms never materialized. CC's site is adjacent, and we hiked along another trail to get there. There was only a sprinkle of rain.

Lichens
Lichens

Old foundation
Old foundation

Last year's Goldenrod
Last year's Asters

Claytonia
Claytonia

A lovely afternoon.

5 comments:

chuck b. said...

Excellent--thank you for this revealing exposé on the situation Outside Clyde.

Christopher C. NC said...

Wonderful pictures and words. It is amazing what a different pair of eyes will see.

The white fuzz on a stick was last years Goldenrod.

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

chuck: It was shocking. I hope sensitive readers will not be affected.

cc: Thanks! Goldenrod was my second choice. I'll make the correction. "Last Year's Asters" just sounds better!

Ki said...

Very lovely photo of the anemone. Spring flowers are so amazing.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Wow, how fun for both of you to get to hike around the gardens for the day. Amazing how many daffodils wander through that woods as well.