• Starburst from ice on pinxter
      Starburst from ice on a pinxter azaela branch
  • Red Maple tree top sparkles with ice in the sun
      Red maple tree top sparkles with ice in the sun
  • Bare trees
       Bare trees against a winter sky
  • Holly Berries
       The holly berries remained on the tree until early Feb. when a bunch of robins came and finished them all in a few days
  • Mountain Laurel
      Mountain Laurel - Kalmia latifolia - Leaves encased in ice
  • White Pine
      Signature of winter: snow
  • More snow
      More snow
  • Dogwood
      Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida - Glistening flower buds encased in ice
  • Dogwood
      Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida - Frozen drops of water
  • Virginia Anemone
      Virginia Anemone - Anemone virginiana - Snow resting atop of fruit head
  • Mountain Laurel
      Mountain Laurel - Kalmia latifolia - More ice
  • Aster
      Snow settled atop an aster fruit head
  • White Pine
      White Pine - Pinus strobus - Frozen water drops
  • Sweet Pepperbush
      Sweet Pepperbush - Clethra alnifolia - Snow ladened sweet pepperbush
  • White Pine
      White Pine - Pinus strobus - Beads of frozen water drops
  • Skunk Cabbage
      Skunk Cabbage - Symplocarpus foetidus - When you see skunk cabbage flowers, spring is coming soon

New in the Photo Gallery:
2 Native Orchids

This summer (2017) we were able to go on many hikes and were able to see many plants that are rare/endangered in NJ. I am hoping to generate a bunch of photo pages over the winter.

We are so fortunate to have the pine barrens right in our state. There are only twenty inland pine barrens left in the entire world.

Here are two Platanthera's from the pine barrens.

 Yellow Fringed Orchid - P. ciliaris               Yellow Crested Orchid - P. cristata
Rose Pogonia Orchid Grass Pink Orchid

Read more about them in our summer photo gallery:
summer photo gallery, Yellow Fringed Orchid, Yellow Crested Orchid.

A walk in the woods:

It was finally a cool autumn day and we wanted to just get out and enjoy the fresh air and the woods even though the flowers are almost all gone. With Hubert there is always something interesting to see. We went to the Sourland Mountain Preserve.


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