So, many of you probably know I work on a blueberry farm. I do all sorts of different things and it changes according to time of the season. Right now we’re doing a lot of pruning before the leaves come out. I’ve done a few other things as well, but the main point is I work outside, and when you work outside, in nature, you sometimes come across some interesting things.
Like this cherry tree.
It forks part way up, the two parts come back together further up (and yes they have regrown together at that second joint) and then continue on their merry way up towards the sky. It would be a really difficult picture to take if the leaves were out, but right now, we’re still leafless. Though that will probably change before the end of this week.
Next we have a beech tree.
You’re probably asking, “which one is the beech tree?” It’s the one that still has its leaves on. Beech trees, for some reason, have their leaves turn colours like every other deciduous tree in the autumn, but they often don’t all let go of the tree. You can often walk through the forest and see beech trees during the winter with their dead leaves still stuck to the branches.
Unfortunately, many of the beech trees in the area are dying due to disease, so if you have one, enjoy it while its still around.
Moving on, how about something bright red?
Found several instances of these guys. After doing some searching they look most like Scarlet Elfcup mushrooms. Feel free to do an image search on that or Sarcoscypha austriaca.
This next one is really cute.
That’s a baby balsam fir tree. Its less than a hand span tall, still very soft. Balsam fir trees are very common around here and they have a very nice aroma, often used in fancy natural personal products.
Up next, some flowers.
These tiny little guys are narcissus flowers. They’re the first ones to come up in our flower garden.
But right next to them, we have the first daffodils as well.
Ahhh, spring life. It’s great right now because there are no biting insects yet so you can enjoy these thing without wearing armour. You can even venture into the forest for lunch and sit beside a lazy stream.
That is a great place to have lunch, if there aren’t any bugs. You’ll have to take my word for it from the pictures 😉
There are a lot of health benefits to going outside, everyday. You may have heard about being able to produce your own vitamin D when you go out in the sun. Well, that’s not all you get, even on cloudy days. Go outside, enjoy some fresh air and stay healthy!