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Open For The Season! April 10, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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The Bridge of Flowers, which spans the Deerfield River between Shelburne and Buckland, opened for the season this past weekend:

Bridge of Flowers

At the moment, it’s mostly crocuses:

bridge with crocuses

…but I’m cool with that.

crocus

purple crocus

This place is a gem, and will soon be a riot of blossoms of all kinds.

Just wanted to share what’s there now.

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1. kkryno - April 11, 2009

I love crocus because they push right up through thre snow and make the declaration that another winter is ending. I’m usually quite ready, with this year being the mostest-quite ready! 😉

Thanks for the beutiful photos; and I hope that you’ll re-visit this spot later to show us how The Bridge of Flowers looks in early summer(like you don’t have enough to do!)

2. Lisa - April 11, 2009

Ah, the harbingers of spring! Love it!

3. Laurie B - April 11, 2009

I had to drive from Sunderland up to Pittsfield and was amazed at the tree damage in Goshen. Saw something similar in a drive to Fitchburg. Something similar in feet of elevation. What wreckage. So sorry.

4. littlebangtheory - April 11, 2009

Laurie, it’s a mess at certain elevations around here, like you can’t even walk through the woods, and a few hundred feet lower, it’s like nothing happened. There’s tremendous localized damage, but one has to suppose it’ll heal with time.

5. Frau Biergut - April 12, 2009

The Bear Swamp preserve, a Trustees of Reservations property, in Ashfield is closed until further notice due to the storm debris. It’s a mess and who knows when it’ll be cleaned up. It’s a shame because it is one of my favorite spots for the first spring wildflowers. I think it’ll be similar story at the higher elevations.

Tschuss!

6. distributorcap - April 12, 2009

i always know where to go to get a healthy dose of nature to make me feel better

7. littlebangtheory - April 12, 2009

DCap, good to hear from you, and glad to hear that my photos have that effect on you. 🙂

Frau B, I’m sure the intrepid can find a way through that mess, and will let you know when the wild things start to pop (though I suspect it will be a while, being “up there” and all.)

8. Frau Biergut - April 12, 2009

Oh, TCR, don’t worry, I’ll let YOU know when the Dutchman’s Britches are blooming. I’ll also bring back some ramps for you, too. :-))))

Tschuss!

9. sherry - April 13, 2009

very very nice.


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