What’s in a Name? One of the most curious and often unique aspects of wildflower identification is the way they are named and classified. Granted, everyday hikers like myself do not usually use scientific terms. But I find great delight, if not humor, in… Read more
Rain Shine Rain Shine Rain Spring! Tradition has it that April showers bring May flowers. In North Carolina, March showers bring April flowers. It seems like every time we have a rainy day, the next day when I walk in the woods,… Read more
All Around Us Spring is finally unfolding in North Carolina. Those of you who live in the north can enjoy it in your armchair for now. Little platforms of green are popping up in the marsh someday to sport cardinal flowers. The jewelweed… Read more
The Happy Sigh All winter long I’m thinking about spring. Oh, I’m always looking for something new to see or write about, but my heart is counting the days until the little green leaves and shoots start appearing and the tiny wildflowers poke… Read more
The Rock In winter, the landscape is barren of leaves and flowers forcing my eyes to look for different shapes around me and the artistry they reveal. Clearly the silhouettes of the trees draw my eyes skyward, especially in early spring as… Read more
The Path This week I was thinking about all the different kinds of paths I’ve walked and hiked. We approached the intersection of where we usually turn right for a loop through a less traveled part of the woods. My pup wanted… Read more