After a week or so of rain, we were happy to see blue skies. Even with temperatures in the 40s, we went to Rocky River Reservation, part of the Cleveland Metroparks, to see spring wildflowers.
|Hydrophyllum appendiculatum/Appendaged Waterleaf|
seems to pop up after long periods of rain
|Camassia scilloides/Wild Hyacinth|
|There were several very large plots of the wild hyacinth|
|The rain-swollen Rocky River was running fast,|
with Brynne, Gus, and Kent
|Mertensia virginica/Virginia Bluebells; the|
Rocky River Reservation is known for its bluebells
|Misplaced bracket fungi?|
|Walls in the woods|
|Cornus florida/Flowering Dogwood|
|Hydrangea macrophylla sp/Lacecap Hydrangea|
When we were in Zürich, we missed hiking the Planet Trail from Uetliberg. Instead, we did the Solar System Walk in the Rocky River Reservation, where the sun and planets were spaced along the path in proportion to actual distances; one foot equals a million miles!