Spring can be very elusive in and around Beaver Valley. Besides the receding snow, the telltale signs of blossoms on the apple trees, sprouting fiddleheads, forests carpeted with ramps (wild leek), trilliums, and elusive yellow morels, as well as the trout season opener, mark spring. However, more often than not, we move from winter to summer, back to a brief winter and then into summer once again. Alas, spring usually has a real identity crisis in and around Beaver Valley.
This year, early 2012, was a bit different but no less extreme. Winter transitioned into a more traditional spring until April 24th when we were blanketed with over 25 centimeters of snow that overstayed its welcome and devastated apple orchards.
As you can see, my Spring Gallery is limited to one available work. I blame it on spring’s elusive nature in our area, my love for gathering fiddleheads, ramps, and morels, as well as submitting to the urge to go trout fishing after a winter of watching saturday morning fishing shows. For 2013, I’m committed to building up my Spring Gallery through suppressing my primordial instincts of hunting (fishing) and gathering and pursuing more cultural pursuits – at least that’s the plan.
Dancing White Birches
White Birches and Spring Storm
Single White Birch
Double White Birch
Woman in the Park