I know it is wordless Wednesday… so I will attempt to be brief. My hike began with a melodic Male Cardinal and a chatty Squirrel. It ended with another but less vocal Squirrel eating beneath the beautiful blooms of the old Southern Magnolia Trees at the entrance to the park. In-between I was surprised to see a pair of Racing Pigeons strolling along the Carriage Road and discovered beautiful purple Venus Looking Glass Wildflowers on the Floral Trail. Last year the the lack of rain meant there were hardly any Flowers on the Floral Trail. Now the entire park is bursting with glorious color.
On a sad note I found the body of a young Blue Jay as I was heading out of the park on the Hot Springs Mountain Road. With no apparent injury at first glance it appeared only to be in a sweet sleep. I took a moment to remember how its short life brought beauty to the Forest and prayed for its young spirit to have peaceful journey.
Love to ALL! Make a play date with yourself to get out in Nature 🙂