Sunday, April 28, 2013

MAYFLOWERS!!!


While I sniff out a possible munchy treat,
Jim has discovered a patch of Mayflowers
or Trailing Arbutus 


These small, beautiful, fragrant flowers can be found on the sunny side of trails
sometimes in the most precarious of places.


Short video gives you an idea of what the Mayflower looks like.
(pls forgive the blurriness 1/2 way through)


Mr. Orangie and I waited patiently for the Mayflower photo session to be over.
Then from out of nowhere come 3, yes 3, Doodles!
Sorry nor sharing today guys/gals!
Look at them with their laser eyes on me!


They skedaddled away as Jim watches them.
Doodles always get his attention.


Back to more important things
MAYFLOWERS!!!
Don't we blend in well!


So I scooted up over the hill into the brush and 
located a 
well-hidden bunch of Mayflowers 
for 
Mr. Jim to photo!


Much greener leaves and much more fragrant.
Success!


OK, it's time to head for my old castle!
Remember we were here in January!
If not go HERE for a refresher!!


46 comments:

  1. What a lovely flower to have blooming so early in your spring! And to be able to survive a Canadian winter makes it a perfect symbol!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a tough little bugger, the Mayflower. The fragrance really is worth a trip. SOmeday maybe?!!

      Delete
  2. I guess the mayflower proves again that sometimes the smallest flowers have the mightiest perfume!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jim mentioned that you thought the Nova Scotia flower was the BlueBell, so I thought I'd do a video for you and others to show you the Mayflower. Hope you liked it!

      Delete
  3. Sophie I heard that April Showers bring May flowers ... I think the cat told me ... I usually don't take stock in what the cat says.
    Bark on Sophie !
    From Little Gabby Farm dog at Willows place

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. CATS seem to know all the folklore, don't they!

      HEED the CATS!!

      Sophie

      Delete
  4. Amazing what can survive harsh winters isn't it? Nice to see other paid up members of the Doodle Club!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Every day we see Doodles when visiting the park!

      Guess what!?

      What?

      I saw a mini-Doodle with my name!

      Is that allowed!?

      I guess it'll have to be OK for now!

      Delete
  5. Sweet little flowers, what a gift from Mother Earth!
    love
    tweedles

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes ~~~ they are sweet sweet sweet ~~ and the fragrance brings that home!!

      Delete
  6. Good you helped Jim find those flowers Sophie. Maybe he would still be out there
    Benny & Lily

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think you just might have something there, B & L!

      Jim has a tendency to get carried away when taking pics!

      Delete
  7. Too bad you can't share the mayflower scent on your video!
    Sophie, those doggies are after Mr. Orangie! Beware!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The day smell-o-video lands in our laps ~~ someone is going to be very wealthy!

      Delete
  8. We wanna sniff 'em! More Doodles AND May Flowers - another perfect adventure!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Doodles every where today ~~ seriously ~~ they are taking over the PLANET!!

      with the scent of Mayflowers!!

      Delete
  9. Those are pretty flowers, now you got me thinking May is only a day away 5 month all ready.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Our spring in May is always beautious!!!!

      Delete
  10. Yes, the Mayflowers are lovely and well hidden. We need a smell-a-blog :-)
    You are well camouflaged Sophie. I'm surprised you didn't want to play with the doodles.
    I remember the castle and you promised us a visit in the Spring, can't wait :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The castle story is coming around the mountain, soon!

      I wanted to wait until the opening of it!!

      OooooooO!!

      Delete
  11. Surely a sign of spring, Mayflowers, a trail with no snow, blue sky and sunshine. Sophie, enjoy. Greetings, Jean

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The warmth of spring has descended upon us during the daytime. Evenings can be perky cool, but that keeps the flowers from wilting or leaving us quickly.

      Today was a very special day finding the Mayflowers before the month of May even!

      Sophie

      Delete
  12. What tenacious little flowers. Well spotted, Sophie!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No matter what Mother Nature has to offer the little Mayflower ~~~ she shines through the foliage and wafts the sweet scent through the woods.

      We love this special plant!

      Delete
  13. You could become a Mayflower-sniffing dog ;)! Great pics. You did not play with the other doodles? Your not sick, are you? ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sophie told me that the other Doodles would have surely snitched Mr. Orangie. SO she was hiding him from the Dastardly 4 legged Trio!

      Sophie is feeling just fine

      Ron

      Delete
  14. Our mom is wishing that she could smell the Mayflowers too!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Apprently Wikipedia says that the Mayflower is the state flower of Mass ~~~ now that's mighty close to you, right!!!!

      Delete
  15. Looks a superb place to walk. My birthday is in May so I think I should adopt the Mayflower. Hmmm I'm wondering if we have them here in the UK. That's something I should know, or maybe I did know and have now forgotten.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YES ~~~ please do adopt the Mayflower for you birthday month ~~~ you won't be disappointed! I think I can smell it on the wind right now!! Check around over your way ~~~ you just might locate the is precious little fleur!

      Delete
  16. Mayflowers...even the name of them sounds lovely. Beautiful images, and it looks like you had a beautiful day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. DO you think you world might have Mayflowers? You should seek them out, Marfa!

      You won't be disappointed!

      Delete
  17. You have some absolutely amazing hiking places in your neck of the woods.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We do enjoy our little world and with Sophie tagging along ~~ well she's the Dogs Woof (similar to the Cat's Meow)!!!

      Delete
  18. Ohhhh, Mayflowers! Your Jim seems very smitten by them. I remember your Castle! Too much fun for one day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jim is easily smitten, don't tell him I told you!

      The Castle is getting closer to opening time!!

      OoooooooO!

      Delete
  19. Lovely Pictures, Beautiful spring flowers...we have to wait for spring...but end this week it will be warm

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's so great to hear ~~~ it's been a long and patient wait!!

      Delete
  20. Fantastic photos! We always love the first flowers of spring!

    take care
    Clive & Murray

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Everyone!!

      We had a great walk his day ~~~ you'd love to explore with me I just know!

      Sophie and Ron

      Delete
  21. Lovely blog. Sophie is such a cutie! I think taking your dog and your camera out together is such a good match. My dog used to love coming along with the camera. And she was such a patient model too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your kind words. Sophie is such an inspiration to me and her loving nature makes the experience that more fulfilling. I love to click Sophie in unusual angles thus many low angle shots or high. You just never know what will appear on the camera.

      Cheers and I love your work!!

      Ron

      Delete
  22. I just want to lavish Sophie with kisses!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She will except them without any problem.

      Kisses are part of her daily regime!!!

      Delete
  23. Beautiful photos. They really are lovely flowers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The fragrance is what stops you in our tracks. We were taking in the park recently and this scent wafted over us as we turned a corner ~~~

      Jim said "Mayflowers, they are here somewhere!"

      He was right!!

      Delete

This 'DOODLE' is looking forward to your comment....don't be shy...all I do is SNIFF & LICK!