In a New Light

Hi River Roaders,

Monday this week was a singularly spectacular day. It started with rain early in the morning, and then was partly cloudy with a deep blue sky and brilliant sun. The alternating sun and shadow enabled me to see our grounds in a new light.

Patterns of light and sun on the grounds near our springs.

I never realized you could see into the sanctuary and out into the front through our clerestory windows.

Our bell tower, with branches of River Birch (Betula nigra) from the Fireside patio.

The bridge is framed by the flowers of our red buckeye (Aesculus pavia) tree. The tube-shaped flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds.

When is a flower a weed? When is a weed a flower? Daisy fleabane (Erigeron sp.) growing from the cracks by our new building.

We’ll follow this group of jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) growing in the spring area over the summer. Some say the name is from the reflection of the beads of water on the leaves.

Have a great week.