The Art of Exploration · a diary of day trips, natural places, and miscellaneous adventures

March Bloom

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 in Buckinghamshire
March Bloom

About this time of year, I get antsy for the landscape to come to life. That’s why I try to time things so that I’m in the UK for February and March, because then I get to see the snowdrops and crocuses and primroses open up and my spirit is lifted at the time I need it most.

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Assortment

Gem Lake
Gem Lake
This past weekend Phil and I went up to Estes Park to hike the Gem Lake Trail. For most of the hike, it was sunny and mild but as we approached Gem Lake the clouds took over and the temperature dropped.
A Hot Day in May
A Hot Day in May
It was the kind of weather that wilts flowers. The temperature climbed to ninety degrees and the air grew thick and soupy by mid-morning.
London Mini Break
London Mini Break
The late afternoon sunlight illuminates the buildings along Harrington Gardens. An exhibit for Art on the Underground.