07 February 2012

My Further Meanders

(1) Set a spell, take yer shoes off, y'all come back now, y'hear, or (2) right-size Stonehenge buried to the neck [click pics to embiggen]:

By chimney, yes we cairn:

This might be for some sort of game, but darned if I can figure it out:

The perennial question: Ford or Chevy?

Violet muck©:

Kudzu über alles:

Possum? Raccoon?

I'm not going in there. You go first:

For you ski bums, this may have something to do with the path's difficulty:

Bustin' out all over. Seems like we skipped an entire season here in the ATL. Normally, by this time of year we've had several weeks of freezing temps, and the weather's about to turn. This year? Two days. That means a bad summer for 'squitos. Now, the first of February, the perennials are starting to bloom. As much as I enjoy being able to go out running in shorts and tee-shirts all year long, I'm somewhat disturbed—especially if this is a long-term trend and not simply a La Niña effect

Jonquil or Daffodil—you tell me:

No clue:



The versatile and much-underrated Lorapetalum:

Something a-purpling:

Confederate (?) Jasmine—if so, DO NOT EAT!



Fallen cherry blossoms:


BDR said...

You seem to have contracted a dose of ohiophotoitus. It's a good thing.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love those.

We've been exceptionally warm here in Ohio, but it's snowing this A.M. The plants got sucker-punched again.

Jim H. said...


@if: We're supposed to have a short cold-snap this weekend. Not sure who's going to get zapped—blooms or bugs.

Randal Graves said...

I'm reporting your sacrificial altar to the proper authorities.

And let us know if you get any snow; your yearly total might be higher than Clevelandia's.

Jim P said...

Like the pics; know what I'm doing next visit.

"No clue" = leatherleaf mahonia

"Tulip?" = crocus

Jim H. said...

@RG: 'proper authorities' = Satan's minions?

@JP: leatherleaf mahonia = Wow! I never would've guessed. Fact is, I have a couple of them sprouting in my yard, but they're yet to bloom. And yeah, I shoulda' known the crocus, they're low to the ground. Derpy derp. You can access all these sites from parking lots at either Medlock Park or Mason Mill Park behind the Tennis Center/Library off Clairmont. The paved path/boardwalk connects the two. It is 1.17 miles long. The ruins of the waterworks are closer to Mason Mill. You can also enter Melton Park from Desmond Rd., but you have to find the right paths through the woods and ford the creek. There are tons of cool wooded paths to explore back there.

Prunella Vulgaris said...

I think Fenriz would approve of these, and I know I definitely do.