Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cutler park

Quite frankly - I feel completely overwhelmed by all that is going on in my life right now. Luckily gardening helps, and so does nature walks on rainy days. The need to be outside is stronger than ever, and I went to Cutler park, a few miles from where I live, where the Charles river meanders through marshes and I once climbed a white oak with some friends. During my walk the rain stopped. The birds were singing manically, and I wish I knew their names.

 Flower with delicate leaves in a whorl of five

My cathedral


Starflower meadow

On the way out to the marsh, Joe Pyeweed. 

 In the dogwood shrubs in the marsh, one of the most tremendous singers, that little olive green thing in the middle of the picture.


and swamp milkweeds. 

On my way back I met these columns of different shapes and color

Unfurling fern

Cherry blossom - as pretty as anything in Washington or Tokyo.


Highbush blueberry flowers

 Anyone knows this plant?

Or this one, with sharp teeth and little spikes at the stem?

New fresh greenbriar, ready to attack.


  1. I'm glad you have such a lovely place to walk away your stresses. Nature always helps. May you find peace.

  2. I really can't tell from just your photos what your mystery plants are, but I suspect the first is some kind of wild lettuce, maybe Rattlesnake Root, and the second is possibly Purple-flowered Raspberry. But I would have to examine the plants more closely to be sure. I always have to wait to see the flowers before I put a name to a plant.

    1. Thanks for getting back to me! I will definitively return a few times to try to catch the flowers.