in my neck of the woods,
the green machine has been working overtime:
All but three photographs were taken on the Lime Kiln Trail in Robe Canyon Park, near Granite Falls, Washington, with a Panasonic Lumix G3, kit lens.
From the top:
View of farm fields from the Snoqualmie trail (near Duvall, WA) with Cow Parsnip (Heraclatum lanatum) in the foreground.
Maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum), Lime Kiln Trail.
Cat-tail moss (Isothecium myosuroides). This photo was desaturated.
Foxglove bud (Digitalis purpurea). Also desaturated a bit.
Ripening Salmon-berries (Rubus spectabilis).
Thimble-berry flowers (Rubus parviflorus) and assorted fauna.
Unidentified moss – maybe a beaked moss – I don’t know, but it sure is pretty. And those are new leaves growing from the midribs of the old leaves!
A bend in the Lime Kiln Trail.
A bee on Manroot (Marah oreganus) on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail (a 2x and a 4x filter were stacked on the lens for the close-up).
Another bee on Cow Parsnip, Snoqualmie Valley Trail, same lens set-up.
Western Red Cedar stump, probably cut about 80 years ago, Lime Kiln Trail.
Moss-covered Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) trees with Sword ferns (Polystichum munitum), Lime Kiln Trail.