It's spring of a new year; I think it's time for a fresh conversation!
Maudslay State Park was calling to me yesterday. I needed to check for the appearance of early spring flowers. This initial spring visit was delayed a week because of mud; I drove there last week but ended up walking the road instead of entering the park when I saw the conditions of the trails. Yesterday was better even though there were still icy and muddy spots that needed to be avoided.
When I arrived at the first spot where I thought there might be some color I didn't see any. I stood still and looked again. The color was there, but the flowers are so tiny that it didn't stand out on my first glimpse. I saw clusters of miniature daffodils in yellow, snowdrops in white, and just a few crocus wearing purple. I'm glad I've learned to always look twice!
As I walked into another part of the garden I saw a few chionodoxa, also known as glory of the snow.
Next, I walked through the opening in a wall to find a hillside of spring snowflakes.