Scent-sory walk

May 2, 2015 Rowlett Creek Trail
Wanted to test the camera repairs with a photo walk this morning, so I got out to Oak Point before my haircut appointment. The trails are still a bit muddy, the grasses are up near waist high, and the skeeters are ravenous. The smell is amazing, though. Honeysuckle makes itself known first.

Soon the viburnum blends in with the honeysuckle. My IDs are always open for debate, but this shrub is known to me as a magnet for comma, question mark, red admiral, and other butterflies. That it might be the same shrub with the blackhaw berries never occurred to me. See the silver comma mark on the underwing?

All photos Oak Point May 2, 2015

On my return through the shady parts of Bobcat Trail the aroma of onions prevailed. My photos of the wild onion alien spaceships were dreadful.

© 2014-2015 Nancy L. Ruder


Debra said...

Yay! You have your camera again. These photos are so so beautiful. (happy sigh) I love the contortions of wild onions and how the flowers seem to struggle to escape. Your description is spot on!

Collagemama said...

Thanks, Debra! Now I just need time to go walking with my camera. Being careful what I wish for, since my job hours will soon decrease.