Meadow Life

a neighbor called
said: come on down
I have a grizzly and her cubs in the meadow

we sat in chairs from a great distance 
and watched

then they stepped into the forest
we also saw a robin pulling a huge worm from the earth

It is so beautiful these days

winter seems far behind us



Calypso bulbosa

it is fairy slipper season 

they rise from a tangle on the forest floor

one here, two there
like magic 

wild orchids

cloaked in raindrop gems

the lovely 
Calypso bulbosa



The presence of Spring

I have found a morel mushroom
one here
one there
not many
still a joy to see

:details of a cedar leaf, enchanting

: forest trillium
thriving under the mighty forest
bathing in gentle sunlight

a polypore begins to grow
most likely a Red Belted conk:

snow melt filling the creek 
singing to the forest:

water dancing over stones
racing down the mountain:


listen quietly
one can hear the world growing
a fantastic song of a new season 



drove and hiked hoping to see
Spring Beauties
at first I thought I was too early in the season
once one was spied
I noticed they were sprinkled throughout the meadow

our first forest flower
 the lovely yellow violet

I love watching things turn green
sprout leaves
the sun warming our world

this last winter my walking bridge died
last week I made a new one
felt like a nice accomplishment

I have a huge plum colored bolder in my yard
after the rain
the lichen turns this wonderful color

here and there 
are mushrooms
full of fun character
another sign of a new season

the setting sun inspires pause

soaring as the sun sets