I love spring for many reasons. Mostly because I enjoy not having to wear so many layers while hiking. I do like spring for the simple fact that I can go out and find new things appearing from what looks like a barren forest floor.
Here the ferns are just emerging on the 16th from on top of a rock. The curls are nearly as small as a pencil eraser.
Next to them is a Virginia Waterleaf emerging.
My grand daughter went on a very early morning hike with me on Sunday morning.
The dew was still heavy on the grass in the valley.
And as we dipped into the steep valley we walked into areas that the morning sun hadn't even come to yet.
Eventually we made it to the Big Spring. It is a spot that water comes from a hillside and adds to the existing creek. The spring sports a beautiful morning delight for us.
Marsh marigold everywhere.
Ariel busies herself while I take several shots of the flowers. She works on a story line for Doe Story with a Meerkat and Fox toy.
Our journey kept us going. Ariel asked if we could try a another route home and I said we could. We decided to go along the rock ravine and climb up to the old logging road.
We had more adventures, but I am going to stop this here. I've run out of time today and have to get ready for work.
I know that we had a great time though.
To be continued...