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Happy Earth Day 2015! Springs Trails, Fungus, Butterflies and Wildflowers

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Happy Earth Day from Hot Springs National Park.  Last year Butterflies in the park were scarce.  This spring however they have returned to feed off the abundant Tree pollen coating the leaves.  Colorful Wildflowers are blossoming and Gilled Fungi are rising up from the Forest floor.  Vibrant greenery on each trail heralds a return of the Spring Rainforest.

Love to ALL!
Lee


Redbud Trees Create Layers of Spring Color

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Layers of Spring, Nature’s brush strokes upon the Forest canvas.  Vibrant pink Redbud Trees glow among the bright new green Leaves of the awakening transition.   Below wild Violets and Periwinkle are sprinkled within the emerging ground cover.  The delightful song of a curious Mockingbird accompanies my travels to view and capture the wonders of my favorite artist.

Love to ALL!
Lee


Warmth caresses the Earth awakening tiny Wildflowers and Lizards

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Warmth caresses the Earth awakening tiny Wildflowers and Lizards.  Beautiful life in the Spring Forest of Hot Springs national Park in Arkansas.

Love to ALL!
Lee

Special Thanks to the Angels who covered my blog fees! #thankful

 


A Curious Chipmunk

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

I saw a blur at the side of the trail followed by a shuffling of Leaves.  When I reached the spot where it appeared I had seen movement nothing was there.  An old Tree stump sat among the Leaves and I leaned to the side to see if any being was hiding on the other side. Nothing.  As I moved forward to leave I noticed a head pop up and begin peeking at me from within the stump.

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

I took a few photos and began speaking with the lovely being peering at me. Every couple of seconds her head would rise up a bit further.

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

As I stepped away she vanished and I called out “stay safe”! She popped back up and stared at me LOL

Life is a beautiful adventure…
Love to ALL!
Lee

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk


Awakening Spring Forest Hot Springs National Park

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The waking Forest is painted with a gentle dusting of spring.

Love to ALL!
Lee

 


Miniature Dinosaur emerges to bask in spring sun

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Prairie Lizard

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Prairie Lizard

We are not the only ones who enjoys a warm spring day…

Take Care where you step on the trails… if you go off trail many lives may be lost under foot.

Love to ALL!
Lee

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Prairie Lizard

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Prairie Lizard

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Prairie Lizard

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Prairie Lizard


Tiny Butterfly Wing Leaves Awaken to the Spring Sun

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Springs Leaves 2015

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Springs Leaves 2015

Tiny Butterfly wing Leaves awaken to the Spring Sun.  Glowing in the warm rays of season’s change they reach up into the blue.  Delicate beauty gently unfurling to herald the revival of the Forest. Buds of emerging seeds as if kissed by a pink sunrise glimmer in the new green.

Happy Spring!
Love to ALL,
Lee

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Springs Leaves 2015

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Springs Leaves 2015


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