What a wonderful day. One of the reasons I love living here is the moistness of the woods. It is not as moist on our side of the mountain as it is over in NC tho now and again we are blessed. This morning began with a nice, misty, fog. It then continued on to a cloudy, rainy day. On my late afternoon walk I startled deer from above the pond and took pictures of lots of new growth. I saw ramps, branch lettuce, trillium, bloodroot, larkspur, foam flower, comfrey. The rain really made some of the apple trees bloosom out and the lilac bush. I also found a huge, strange lump of hosta out under a tree. I have lived here 10 years and those hosta have never showed their heads til now. Besides that they are not near any of the spots we think old homesteads were, just at the base of a tree. They almost looked dumped but that makes no sense. I'll have to do a little research to see if hosta grow wild.
We will finish out the day with a bowl of chili, a glass of wine and some Van Morrison outside with the setting sun.