Mer Bleue ~ Seeing Red and Pink

On this first day of Spring, my Mum and I set out this afternoon to visit Mer Bleue Bog. It is a beautiful spaghnum bog with a boardwalk running through it. We saw several beaver lodges, and although we didn’t see many birds, the blackbirds were certainly singing.

pink leaves

Right away we were captured by this shrub, Leather-leaf, which covered much of the bog mat. 

boardwalk leatherleaf

It was everywhere, creeping onto the boardwalk and glowing in the background of many photographs I took. I never expected to see such a presence of pink without a single flower in sight.

birch pink

The tiniest pinecones studded the branches of small tamarack trees; these little wooden roses were no larger than a pea:

larch pinecones pink

More to come…

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