|First Bloom! Our earliest flower, Harbinger-of-Spring (Erigenia bulbosa), in our backyard|
|Harbinger-of-Spring (Erigenia bulbosa) blooming in the woods. This species is sometimes|
called "Salt & Pepper," describing the black and white coloring of the diminutive flowers.
|Our wet weather spring that only flows for a few days after extremely heavy|
rains. On days like this, I carry a Sierra cup on my belt so that I can easily drink.
|Emerging Cutleaf Toothwort (Dentaria laciniata)|
|Young beech & old sassafras|
|My loyal & carefree companion, Sadie. I'm pretty sure that if I told her|
we were going to hike the entire 2160 miles of the Appalachian Trail,
she could be packed and ready in less than 10 seconds.