Chestnut trees in Dordogne

July 23rd, 2016

Castanea sativa
The European Chestnut tree- growing in abundance in the Dordogne region of France. Wood is harvested and can be used for building materials. Old beams are salvaged and reused for building restoration.

 


image image image image

Purslane growing in the sidewalk in the French quarter of New Orleans Louisiana

June 2nd, 2016

image

Ferns, skunk cabbage and Bluets in Monson, Massachusetts

May 9th, 2016

The young fronds of the hayscented and cinnamon ferns are unfurling. In the next two weeks the leaves  of the overhead trees will be growing out.  In the open moist field adjacent to the forest  Bluets  are blooming in abundance!

imageimage

image

image

image

image

image

image