I couldn’t resist using my newly mowed path to take a walk in the woods this afternoon. Just over the Gulley Bridge sat this turtle. Her head and legs pulled in, no doubt annoyed by all the traffic me, Fate and Zinnia made.
I don’t know what kind of wildflower this is. Although the bud has not bloomed yet, the leaves were striking enough to get and hold my attention. I hope I can find it again to see what the flower looks like when it blooms.
I thought of this as a natural shelf. The way the peeling bark arches out to support the cantilevered mushroom seems so intentional.