Spring seems to be running late and cold this year, but I found some things in bloom on a recent hike. The trees, in particular, are lovely.
I believe these are apples:
but I’m not sure about the tree below. I thought Mom had said it was a Littlehip Hawthorne. But I’ve learned that those have white flowers, and these buds are a striking deep red.
Do you know what it is?
In the Visitor’s Center, the park manager (and my longtime friend) suggested that I might find Bloodroot if I hiked north. And I did!
Little treasures among the leaves. Spring is here. Even if we did see snow flurries at home today.