The Red Alder In Full Bloom

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Red Alder In Full Bloom 31120” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

It’s no secret that Spring is my favorite time of year. Especially after the time change when the daylight is more accessible. Almost daily I can go to one of those special places where the growing things live and witness a new change. One year ago today I happened up this Red Alder and it was in full bloom. There was no showy pedals and no green leaves but the beauty of the flowers were not diminished in the least. The catkins are heavy with pollen and the cones are fully open. March through May is one of 2 fire seasons in my area which means that the dry windy conditions make it too risky for outdoor burning. But it’s those same dry winds that spread life throughout the mountains. The Alder, Maples and Oaks as well as the pine all rely on the dry conditions and Spring breezes to spread the pollen in the spring. The Alder always signals that in two or three weeks the tiny flowers like the Carolina Beauty are about to open. There’s always a little variation in the exact time but it should be soon. If you’re plans include a garden this year then when you see Alder bloom it’s time to build boxes and start watching the soil to be ready.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

Announcement 2.0

For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.

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