The kids wanted to stay home with dad when I headed out late last week, so I had some time to myself.
I checked out the fuzzy coverings and leaf rebirth of the staghorn sumac.
The grass is green again. While we had a long start to spring, once it decided to hit, it emerged gracefully and quickly.
Other shrubs and trees have buds and are starting to open up.
Young, light green leaves are filling in many of the trees.
Other colors are filling in as well.
The Canada geese were loud, honking back and forth to each other.
Black raspberry canes are getting their leaves. There are lots of these there! We have some in the yard, too. Looking forward to a better crop this year!
Violets were popping up . . .
There were sizable sections of Mayapples.
This was a neat looking snag . . . sculpture at its finest!
Garlic Mustard appears in nature preserves as well. It is getting taller and even flowering in some areas nearby.
I am curious as to what is going on with this tree. A few were removed since our winter jaunts. I need to stop by when I see one of the work trucks out at the preserve and ask a few questions.
Trees are filling in more and more with leaves. I look forward to seeing more upcoming changes!