It is officially spring today! I haven't been down in the woods for a while, so went to see what is happening, even though it was a little rainy.
I had read something by a naturalist talking about the flowers of the red huckleberry, so I looked for those. Above is the blue huckleberry's flower - very sweet. But I didn't see flowers on the reds, until suddenly I realized those little nubby things are the flowers! So different, but once I noticed them, I saw them everywhere!
Skunk cabbage is also making an appearance.
And the salmonberry is popping with it's bright fushcia pink!
Awe enables us to perceive in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and simple, to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal.
Happy Trails, Buzz
Our favorite black dog - we loved him well.
Don't forget . . .
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"To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from." Terry Tempest Williams