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Spring is Here!

Spring has come at last to the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee.  The past two mornings I've taken my camera and hiked down into what's known as Shakerag Hollow where wildflowers are already blooming.  Bloodroot, Hepatica, Spring Beauty, Dutchman's Britches, Rue Anemone, Celandine Poppy, Trout Lily, and several kinds of trillium (although most of the trillium are still a week or two away from being in full bloom.  The streams in the hollow are running high with water from the rains we've had the last month, and a few spring migrants have started to filter in:  Black and white warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Black-throated green warbler, Blue-headed vireo. 

Here are a few images.  The top one is Bloodroot, the second is Celandine Poppy, and the third is Hepatica:

Photograph by David B. Coe



















Photograph by David B. Coe



















Photograph by David B. Coe

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kmarkhoover
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
very pretty
davidbcoe
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
Thanks, Mark.
catsparx
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
awww... pretty!
davidbcoe
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Thanks. Not like Australia, where all the plants are trying to kill you....
catsparx
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
and the animals. Surely you haven't forgotten our drop bears?
lizziebelle
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
Beautiful! Those are all still weeks away, here in New England.
davidbcoe
Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
Thanks, Lizzie. Yes, I miss New England springs. They're slower than Southern ones -- they last longer. The fall is just the opposite. I remember New England falls giving way to winter far too quickly. Southern falls last forever....
waynemccalla
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
Very nice
davidbcoe
Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
Thanks, Wayne.
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davidbcoe
Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
I was into photography as a kid, lost interest for a while, and then got back into it big time about six years ago. I show work in a local gallery, have had a couple of pics published, and actually make a bit of money from my photos each year. And yes, when I'm not torturing characters or parenting (torturing?) my children, this is what I do.
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davidbcoe
Apr. 5th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Dave! Hope you enjoy it!
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davidbcoe
Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Tiffany!
kk1raven
Apr. 5th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Very nice! I haven't had a chance to get out and look for wildflowers yet this spring.
davidbcoe
Apr. 5th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Down here, lost os stuff is blooming. Trees are starting to leaf out, the forsythia is brilliant, and the redbuds are about to open.
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