Yesterday we went for a hike in the woods - one of my favourite things to do. The weather was warm and sunny and it was a lovely way to spend Mother's Day afternoon.
The marsh marigolds were just beginning to open,
and there were dog-tooth violets,
Oh yes, there were trilliums by the hundreds. I missed out on seeing huge expanses of trilliums last year so I was very happy to get to see them this year.
There were the usual white ones,
but also the less common red trilliums,
which can be a little shy,
and we found one white trillium with green in the centre of the leaves.
Not only did we walk and some of us take lots of photos, but we also had to investigate this fort that someone had built,
and win or lose a sword fight,
and play intense games of Pooh sticks (you can see one of the sticks by the arrow coming down the stream to go through the culvert to the marsh on the other side).
Ah yes, all round a great afternoon.
And hubby gave me the most remarkable antique sketch book. Details coming soon.
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