Monday, May 05, 2008

Around the Woods

*Virginia Creeper* not poison oak. I am very allergic to poison oak and will break out just looking at it.

This is either a wild violet or the common periwinkle, I am not sure which.

Dogwood tree in bloom.

Dogwood blossom.

A fern, perhaps a Royal Fern.


Tree trunk.

* edited per comment from Ron and a check in the field guide*


  1. CountryDew - that top photo has 5 leaves - that's Parthenocissus quinquefolia aka Virginia Creeper, not Poison Oak, which only has 3.

    Great pics, btw. I was stuck at home this weekend, myself - wish I could have tramping around in the woods, too!

  2. Ron - you are right. My bad.

  3. I found Poison Oak yesterday while cleaning out my flower beds. I did my best to destroy it. My kids are highly allergic too.

  4. I never know what I'm walking in or handling while off the beaten path. It's very unsettling. I really must do better at learning!

  5. Tree Trunk - HA HA HA HA HA

    Poison Oak v. Virginia Creeper - I can't ever remember the difference so I just avoid then all. I'm thinking about wrapping myself in Saran Wrap next time I go out in the woods. Between the poison ick family and the ticks...

    Tree Trunk - HA HA HA HA HA - thanks for that laugh!


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