There's new growth bursting out everywhere you look and there's just something so enticing about those new greens:
We've had a bumper crop of trout lilies, the flowers are so cheerful, but it's the namesake leaves that I find very interesting:
The trillium have come into bloom in just the past couple days, dappling the forest floor with bright white:
The beauty of the blossoms draws us to them, but the real purpose is to entice the proper pollinator, thus allowing the plant to reproduce itself. This is potentially a future wild strawberry .
This last one isn't a wildling, but a carefully cultivated magnolia, tucked away in a sheltered corner. The blossoms look as if they could take flight and float away if they weren't tethered to the tree.
Surrounded by such delightful distractions, is it any wonder I'm having trouble keeping myself on task?