Before winter comes to an end and the leaves begin to create a canopy of green lovely Wildflowers delicately paint the Forest floor. The first Wildflowers to appear this year are Violets and Bluets. Their varying shades of purple with accents of yellow, pink and white are spectacular against the dried rust colored autumn Leaves along the Hot Springs Mountain Trail. The tiny blooms created a treasure hunt as I sought their delicate petals along the trail edges. At the top of the mountain a flash of red lead my eye to a Male Cardinal that landed on a branch above a newly revealed egg shaped rock. The rock reminded me of the eggs in the film Alien. It was another lovely winter hike with my husband.
Love to ALL!