Island Life

Woodland wandering . . .

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Come along and let’s see what’s blooming in PEI’s woods.

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Chokecherry bushes flourish in sunlit clearings.

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The tiny Starflower growing in the damp moss on the woodland floor.

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Fireweed blooming along the sunny edges of the woods.

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There’s nothing quite like pushing through a thick growth of spruce and pine and stumbling upon a little clearing scattered with wild apple trees in bloom. The trees covered in delicate pink and white clusters; the fragrant perfume and the buzzing of the bees adding to the wonder.

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I wonder which bird made their home in this nest? A robin? 

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You could just imagine Cicely Mary Barker’s Apple Blossom fairy peeking from behind the blossoms. I love her flower fairies with their sweet faces.

This tiny pool of rain, nestled in the center of a lupine, would be just perfect for a fairy’s morning bath.
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Oh yes…the lupines are just beginning.
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Soon our roadsides and fields will be awash in glorious purple, blue, mauve, pink, and burgundy.

Let’s plan a roadside ramble when they are fully in bloom. We’ll pack a picnic basket and the camera of course. I can’t wait!

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10 thoughts on “Woodland wandering . . .

  1. We saw many of these same flowers in the Northwoods of Wisconsin last week on vacation. The lupines were in full bloom and varied from a rose color to deep purple. Gorgeous!

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  2. GLORIOUS!We’re still very cool and very few blooms yet.JodyP.S. I had to tell you I made the Rhubarb Crisp to my family’s delight (and mine too!). SO GOOD. I had a handful of strawberries that I needed to use up so I chopped them and tossed them in with the rhubarb. Oh my! Thanks for the recipe. It’s a keeper.

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  3. I am impressed that you know the names for everything. That’s a skill I want to work on, together with my kids! I think the chokeberry may be what is in bloom along our bike trail–I’ve been wondering.~Jeanne

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