During this exciting time of year when so many different sorts of wild plants are bursting into life, I find it important to explore different parts of the forest. Plants grow in different areas depending on the soil, the sunlight, and the moisture, so a plant that covers an entire area on one side of the hill may not be found at all on the other.
With this in mind I took a different path into the woods this morning, curious to see what was growing on the Southern side of the hill which has more direct sunlight than the path I normally take.
It started out very similar to my regular path, with blankets of wild garlic.
The church looked so beautiful beyond the hillside of wood anemone.
Once we reached the top of the hill (an admirable feat with this belly...I went very slowly and made lots of water breaks) I began finding a few flowers that I hadn't found on my regular walks.
Viola Reichenbachiana (common Dog Violet, edible blossoms that have the most lovely fragrance)
Hepatica nobilis (liverwort...what an ugly name for such a pretty flower!)
Corydalis Cava (crested lark, one of my favorites...looks very much like lupines)
Once we reached the little platform that someone built for doing excersises on, I decided to try and take a picture of myself with the automic timer, so I placed the camera in position and then made a pose holding my belly and smiling. Right before the camera went off, Boston surprised me by charging up and jumping onto my legs. So this is the slightly blurry picture that resulted.
It's better than any pose I could have made.
Enjoy your weekend my friends!!
xoxo country girl