Spring showers have gently drifted through the mountains for several days and the soft soil has begun to yield up hidden treasures. The red trillium goes by many names and among them is “Wake Robin”. As they emerge from the forest floor the robins began their nesting phase and so the birds and the plants were associated. As venture out to my forest sanctuary our resident robins are flitting through the new leaves for whatever they can forage. In spite of their numbers I’ve never actually seen them come to the feeders. They’re the quiet neighbors who keep to themselves most of the time. The mauve flowers dot the forest in every increasing numbers. Each year there seems to be a new one popping up in a spot where I’ve not noticed them before.
I’ve always thought that they look like something out of a fairy tale. The triangular shape of the leaves and petals set in a repeating pattern of three looks like something that one would find in a folk story. And while academics will undoubtedly have a word of correction for me about taxonomy I’ve always heard them called toadshade as well. Perhaps it’s that folk name and the look of a plant one might find in an enchanted forest that gives me visions of little elves mounted on toads, tree frogs and salamanders forming a miniature calvary that guards the forest. Perhaps if I had focused on the right plant I would have captured the image of an advanced scout and his amphibian steed taking note of my every move within his watch. Such are the daydreams of those who are young in imagination and heart when gazing on these treasures of Spring.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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