A fellow resident makes an appearance, as does budding new growth of several flowering trees and woodland denizens.
|New foliage of the Christmas Fern, sprouting its 'fiddle-heads'|
|Terminal bud, just starting to swell, of the well-named Devil's Walking Stick|
|And finally, an extremely rare purple-flowering form of Bloodroot seen yesterday at 3500' elevation along the AT. Never seen this before, and can't find any on the internet, which is a sign that it's *seriously* uncommon.|
But one honored 'bellwether' of Spring refuses to admit that winter is over ...