Friday, May 22, 2009

Yesterday's Treasures

Thought I'd share just a couple of "treasures" from yesterday's 5 1/2 mile, 8 box planting spree.
This is the first time I've had my camera when the May Apples were in bloom. It is interesting to me that a majority of the woodland flowers have white blooms. Why is that?

Jack in the Pulpit~Richard Young FP in Kendall county has some of the biggest Jack in the Pulpits that I have ever seen.

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle, a beautiful jewel

On the way home, I found this Chrysemys picta, or Painted Turtle doing his best Tuck Everlasting impression in the middle of the road, so I moved him. Any day you get to rescue a turtle is a good day in my book!


  1. We saved a turtle like that when we were down in Mississippi last! We like turtles :-)

    I've never seen a 'Jack in the Pulpit'! :-)

  2. It surprised me a little that you wouldn't have Jack in the PNW. It seems like it would be perfectly suited to your climate. So I looked it up and that is one plant full of surprises!

  3. Wow, I don't think I've ever seen a turtle that big in this area before. And I can honestly say that I have only ever seen pictures of Jack in the Pulpit. I guess I'm deprived... :)

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