Monday, April 26, 2010

Sanapshot, Week 16: 4/19 - 4/25 Warm Smells.(Recycle)

Thursday, April 23, Mammatus clouds ushered in our first 90 degree Spring day, the hottest on record for the date.

These daisy fleabain (?) are part of a patch, but you can often see the individual stems standing alone. From a distance, I thought these were kind of a white ragwort... they have a similar profile and belong to the same family. Of curiosity, in the late summer and fall, there are any number of plants that put out a similar flower but are much bussier in the stem. I will have to see if they are the same thing gone wild, or just cousins.

All our other maples (Silver tips, Mountain, Red etc) went to seed a good month or two ago, but Sugar Maples break the mold by going to see well after they have broken into leaf.

Crimson Clover at their apex, even as the White Oak behind is in full floral flourish (though perhaps not thought of in that way.) Some of the Crimmsons are beginning to shed the red and stretch into elongated brush heads.

I have yet to learn the name of these things, though I call them "Jetson grass" as they remind me of something one would see on the Jetson's cartoon. Their floral outcrop appears to climb upward from the base to tip even as the cone enlarges.

From a distance, the bloom of the black Locust looks like a wild cherry bloom on steroids. Up close they look rather like Wisteria -- and they must be the most fragrant flower in Arkansas, smellable from blocks away.

Purple Mailbox flowers. Something like Climaxia. They show up every year at this time, though some folks cheat and use plastic.

(2009 Recycle)

Not sure if they miniature wild roses are of the same species posted a couple or weeks back, but they are major part of our highway landscape, and will in time, give way to dense brier patch.
Other things observed:
  1. lots of buttercups.
  2. white clover
  3. yellow clover
  4. The final final trees (members of the Hemlock family) join the green revolution.
  5. Skies move from chilly blue to hot blue.
  6. The air is thick in pollen, dusting cars.
  7. Lots of little roses, including some attached to bushes.
  8. Irises in full force.
  9. Movement toward the "Monogreen" but still with lots of gold green, limon, and kelly in the mix.
  10. Lyre Leaf Sage, visible from road
  11. Evening Primrose in fresh start flourish
  12. First hint of Queen Anne's Lace
  13. Spotting of a single Honey Suckle bloom
  14. Crimson, red, yellow, and white clover all going strong. (I will have to take a picture of the red to distinguish it from the Crimson)

1 comment:

toomuch said...

Aren't those jetson things called English Plaintain? Or maybe I'm misremembering...