Tuesday, June 5, 2018

In The Poconos ... A Walk In The Woods In Early June

Springtime in the Poconos can be very different from year to year. Cool and rainy seems to be the norm these past few years. Since my gardens aren't really showing any color right now, my hubby and I had recently decided to take a walk on one of the nature trails at nearby Tobyhanna State Park to enjoy the view of the lake.
The lake was calm with barely a ripple across the water. The trees were fresh and green, and the air was warm and a bit muggy. We headed down the trail at a leisurely pace as the sun began to peek through the clouds. Parts of the trail were still muddy from the rain earlier in the morning. Sidestepping the puddles, I ventured closer to the shoreline hoping I might spot a frog or two. 
No frogs, but I spotted this small, star-shaped wildflower.  I quickly pulled out my pocket camera. What is is? Don't know. Cute, don't you think?
As we walked along, I quickly spotted the red berries on this ground cover.  No clue what it is. CLICK!
Further down the path I noticed this pretty little flower. Swamp Buttercup ... maybe? Of course I couldn't resist and SNAPPED another pic. 

This low-growing flowering shrub (no idea what it is) caught my eye a little farther down the trail.  SNAP!
Then we came upon these. They look like a forest of mini pine trees! CLICK!
99% sure these are wild blueberry bushes! SNAP!
Fleabane ... at least I'm pretty sure that's what this is. CLICK.

Pine cones ... absolutely certain. SNAP!
No idea. Interesting and pretty though. CLICK!

A Dandelion Puff ... go on and make a wish!


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