Oh, look! A rare pink Virginia bluebell! I love it when Nature surprises us with her diversity!
.The mossy path is as soft as carpet under our feet. I love to walk barefoot on it!
A tiny fern has made itself at home on the edge of the path.
Shhh! Don't tell anybody you know where this is!! A friend gave us seeds of wild ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) a year ago last fall, and a few plants came up. We thought we had lost them in last year's drought, but I guess they just went dormant. Here's one! There are only a few so we are never gonna get rich off our 'sang patch, but it's fun growing them! It won't be harvestable for 5 or 6 more years anyway.
A side tip: to keep the robins out of your cherry tree, hang a wren house in the branches. Wrens don't eat fruit, and they are territorial little scrappers that will drive other birds away!
The oak trees are blooming. The wind took down this twig last night. Soon there will be a yellow haze over everything from the pollen.