Another walk with Grandpa

After my first walk down river on the Grandfather Falls IAT segment, I knew I had to go back when the snow melted and I did. Can you believe it’s only 3 weeks later?! This time I started further down and walked upstream and because of that I came on the little marsh first –

Come touch the sky

Wow, what a difference! Here’s a link to the first post so you can have a look at it under snow. Those mysterious bumps and clumps were tussocks of grass.

Field of opportunity

I found some blue flag growing so will go back to take pictures of it blooming. In the mean time I headed toward the boardwalks.

Rays in the shadows
The best invitation

There will be more of those…I tried recreating the same shots I took in the snow, but I got caught up in the stuff that came up after the snow melted. The light was changeable and really great for most of the day.

Wakes with angels
Happy together

The remains of someone’s lunch –

And of course ferns & friends!

Early signs
Equisetum (horsetail)

And more boardwalk. I was just obsessed for a little while. Good thing no one else came along.

Here comes the feeling
The anchor

I did spend a little time down at the waterline. A few weeks ago I didn’t dare.

Vital trifle

I don’t know what those little plants are, but they were in a protected little spot. More water here in the form of a small creek just about to feed into the Wisconsin. Very clear and surprisingly not tannic. Alas the stream itself was kind of uglied up with some trash that Wisconsin Power decided it could throw down there. Big electrical insulators. Mostly smashed from throwing them off the top. Sigh. I hate people.

The clinch

I did look up now and again, too. This is one of a couple really big white pines on the trail.

Grand inquisitor

I found some other things that weren’t blooming yet, so I’ll have to go back again and see. These guys were though when I go again they’ll be done.

Revealing

 

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  1. Ooh, what a lovely little ring of bloodroot embracing a rock. And a blue lobster? What is that?! I am enchanted with boardwalks too… Thanks for taking us along.

    1. It’s a crayfish claw, actually. I found a blue one in NH, too. I think it’s their normal coloring, although decay and/or death might enhance it. Bloodroot and boardwalks…two of my favorite things! Glad you like them, too.

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