It warmed up today, the temperature is in the low thirties. So Zinnia went for a swim in the pond. Not that she didn’t go swimming when it was 10 degrees out, she swam then too. As long as the pond isn’t covered in ice, she’s there.
The little round green leaves growing in the water around Zinnia is watercress. It grows every winter in the little stream in the Orphaned Woods, but this is the first year I’ve seen it in the pond.
It’s in the mustard family and is edible. I haven’t ever eaten it, but maybe I’ll try it this winter.