I figure I spent close to two hours this weekend (2 separate visits) standing in the middle of a stream that feeds into Honey Creek. What a great way to start the day, listening to the burbling of the stream as it passes over the rocks on its way to the larger creek. On this morning’s visit I was rewarded with mayapple flowers, which are hidden beneath a canopy of leaves. Mayapples grow in colonies from a single root system. Their leaves obscure the beautiful flower that blossoms in late April or May.
After our 6:00 a.m. commando visit to the grocery store (complete with face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer), I escaped our new Covid-19 reality and went out to Seidman Park with my camera to see what Spring looks like. (Click images to see them full size.)
The sun shines through the emerging leaves.
Mayapples getting their brief moment in the sun.
A fern begins its growth spurt.
Honey Creek courses over some boulders.
Petite flowers on the shore of Honey Creek
This moss-covered tree root caught my eye.
A feeder stream for Honey Creek
New life sprouts from a fallen tree.