We just returned from a walk in the woods. Given I now wear a full length leg brace, going up and down hillocks is a growing challenge. In spite of this, we made it up to the ridgetop and walked for some time among columbine, pink and white trillium, and yellow lady slippers; the latter are arguably our showiest orchids, and are a joy to behold. In the forest the spring wildflowers seem to create communities of like-minded individuals, the more showy species seldom overlapping in the thick mats of plants that makeup the forest floor.
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