Fungus – New Life to Dead Trees

We spent a day hiking in Brown Country, visiting several nature preserves in the area.  The Hitz-Rhodehamel Woods was my favorite. Managed by the Nature conservancy, the trail is up and down hills and very well marked. 

Since it is still winter, there are lots of barren trees, but if you look really closely the woods are still beautify.

For example, I loved this fungus growing on a dead tree. .  .   

Fungus on a branch
early fall

Shale on the River Bottom. 

The area has lots of natural shale deposits in a range of colors. They looked beautiful in the water. 

But when I took a few home they dried and weren’t as pretty.  

 

Shallow Streams

The water level was pretty shallow in the river beds with lots of eaves on either side of the shore.  The contrast with the shale bottoms created a stunning effect and an easy path to cross over. 

Fungus on a branch

Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom at Newfields is such an beautiful exhibit, made more so by the fleeting nature of the art.

A New Park

Can’t wait to go back to explore this hidden gem just north of Broad Ripple. 

A Walk in Daubenspeck

The fields of Daubenspeck Park are in bloom. It makes me happy to walk and enjoy the flowers.

Pink Flowers

Sure, all the pastel colors are associated with this season, but to me, pink is the color of spring. 

Purple Face

I know it is silly, but as I zoomed in on this flower, I got the distinct impression it was looking back at me and scowling.

Spiky Beauty

These spiky flowers filled the boxes outside one of the banks downtown. They brought the right mix of color and attitude.

A Little Bit of Paradise

Not at home in Indiana
Art and Bloom at Newfields presents spectacular flowers you would not normally see anywhere in Indiana. This collection reminds me of Hawaii.

While the temperature outside is gloomy, the colors indoor are bright and sunny

Art In Bloom First Sign of Spring

Welcome spring with Art and Bloom

Color for a Grey Winter day

This little red pop of color, nestled along side a fence gave me the perfect excuse to pause, catch my breath and take a photo.

Back Home, Again In Indiana

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