Saturday, April 29, 2006

First Arboretum Trip of the Spring

I was thrilled to see that bloodroot has sprouted again in the Arboretum -- and just where I saw it last spring! Posted by Picasa

This was my first photographic journey through the Cornell Arboretum this spring. Posted by Picasa

More bloodroot. Posted by Picasa

A closeup of a beautiful specimen, scattered with pollen. Posted by Picasa

Of all the geese I've seen, this is the first time I've seen their offspring -- here at Grossman Pond. Posted by Picasa

The chicks search for food as their mother stands guard. Posted by Picasa

Two tadpoles swim around a lillypad which has not yet reached the surface of the pond. Posted by Picasa

A lonely goose walks around Houston Pond. Posted by Picasa

On my walk back to the Jeep, I met a new friend. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Holy Mary, Mother of God

Holy Mary, Mother of God (Magnolias in bloom at Sage Chapel) Posted by Picasa

Trees are near full bloom all over campus. These are located along the pedestrian walk leading up to the clocktower. Posted by Picasa

A few redbud trees guard the end of the pedestrian walkway. Posted by Picasa

Some awesome residences overlooking the gorge near the law school. Posted by Picasa

The same scene taken with different camera settings. I love the color of the leaves. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Birds

This evening I took several photographs on my way to Collegetown. I paid special attention to birds. This bird, which is not a robin, I have never seen before. Posted by Picasa

Here's a similar bird with its mate. They were chirping and fighting with each other just before I snapped this photo. Posted by Picasa

This sparrow was perched peacefully in a nearby tree. Posted by Picasa

Much further along in my walk, I spotted another, possibly a different species of sparrow. Posted by Picasa

I found it interesting that the flowers in this cluster next to WSH were each a slightly different color. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Taking a Break from the Lab

A bumblebee buzzing around some Phlox near Day Hall. Posted by Picasa

Whoa!!! Posted by Picasa

A spider had set a very clever trap on this daffodil outside Gannett. Posted by Picasa

Closeup of the spider and his web. Also notice the pollen on the daffodil. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter

The closest I could get to a home-cooked meal up here in Ithaca. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Spring is Back in Ithaca

Jing and I took a walk through Mundy Wildflower Garden, the Herb Garden and past Hemlock Gorge by Beebe Lake. Here are some pictures.

Extreme closeup. Posted by Picasa

The Mundy Wildflower Garden is once again springing to life. Posted by Picasa

I take photography very seriously! Posted by Picasa

These three flowers have sprouted at the base of the stairs at the Herb Garden. Posted by Picasa

Closeup of some pollen. Posted by Picasa

Jing gets acquainted with some of the plants around the Herb Garden. Posted by Picasa

Always hold your camera tightly. Posted by Picasa

Rhododendrons were not yet in bloom. Posted by Picasa

All dressed up in heels and fishing in Beebe Lake. Posted by Picasa

This backyard in Forest Home borders Fall Creek at Hemlock Gorge, as it empties into Beebe Lake. Posted by Picasa

Reflection of Forsythia on Fall Creek. Posted by Picasa

A red stair approaches the creek from the backyard of a Forest Home residence. Posted by Picasa