Friday, April 4, 2014

An Unfurling of May Apples, a Squiggle of Tadpoles

This icy windy snowy winter seems to have caused a bursting spring around here.   The forsythia bushes are choked with yellow blossoms,  there are twice as many tulips and daffodils and hyacinths as usual, and today I saw more baby may apples unfurling their umbrella leaves than ever before. 
I went back down to the pond at the end of the trail where Maya and I got frog eggs and a few tadpoles a couple of weeks ago.  Amazing!  The spot where the eggs had been was black with tadpoles, wiggling, darting, hovering together in a squiggle over some dead grasses while water striders (renatra fusca) angled past.  I've never seen so many tadpoles in one place!

1 comment:

  1. i remember may apples at tater creek in kentucky, also an arrowhead and a tick. see what memories your drawing evokes?!