Today was a beautiful day… much too nice to stay inside. So we took our first “spring” walk down to the lake.
The trilliums are just starting to bloom.
Most people seem to think they are plain looking. I think they are cool.
The deadnettle popped out as soon as it turned warm. Have you ever noticed how they turn fields into purple carpets?
We walked down to the hay field and found an area full of violets. I might transplant some up to our bird garden.
Not sure what this is. Looks like it is in the hen-bit family.
I almost missed this tiny fern. It’s only 3 inches long.
Such a pretty color!
Himself found this interesting branch.
A tree growing out of the bluff. Grasses have taken a toe-hold in the moss. Did you notice all the geodes in the limestone ledge?
Under the old trestle.
The creek is flowing briskly. Water temps are pretty brisk too!
But apparently not too brisk for this fellow.
At one point we sat on some rocks to rest and visit a bit. The stones were so rough we took a closer look at them. The whole thing was embedded fossils!
Each photo view is about 3 inches. Coral, crinoids, mollusks and who knows what else.
Post is having a huge helicopter exercise this week and we are seeing a lot of choppers flying over. They follow the river in their maneuvers.
After several hours of ambling, we came home tired and content. It was a lovely walk.