Today was supposed to be rainy and we had planned to be inside working on a few "rainy day" projects. However, it turned out to be a beautiful sunny Easter morning so we thought we would take advantage of it.
Last weekend, we stopped by the Arnold Arboretum to test out the Nikon GP-1 module. At the time we noticed that many of the plants were starting to wake up from their Winter sleep. We went back today to check out the marshy area near the front entrance of the Arboretum.
Most of the marsh was still a tan field of dried stalks from last year. Not much was happening there yet. There were some alien-looking pods pushing their way out of the muddy ground, though.
The pods were not the only strange thing we saw in today's visit. The oddest were the blooms on this bush. From a distance, the branches looked as if they were covered in thousands of silvery wriggling catepillars.
In another week or two, the Arnold Arboretum will be exploding with color. If you are near the Boston area, it will definitely be worth a daytrip to see the awakening. However, no worries if you can't make it there in person as we'll be going back every weekend to chronicle the emergence of Spring. [Permalink]- Easter Sunday