Spring … It’s that time of year when the earth smiles with new life, and color is everywhere. Where I live, we didn’t really have much Winter, but even so, the barrenness of color had me ready for the change. You too?
In THIS post I took you for a walk around our yard so you could enjoy Renaissance Man’s beautiful flowers. Today, I thought I’d share with you a walk in the woods I took recently … in case you haven’t done that this Spring. There’s so much to see, and most of the time I miss it … because I don’t take time to slow down and pay attention.
But not this year. You see, slowing down and paying attention is on my Sally List. How’s YOUR Sally List coming, by the way? If you don’t know what that is, click the link and read about it. I suspect you might want to make one of your own; many of us have. I’m insisting that I be more aware of what things are really important … and what things aren’t. You might think it’s obvious until you start paying attention. At least that’s been my experience…
I don’t know what this plant is, but it was really intriguing, and I was able to capture it in its various stages. Anyone know what it is? Update: Thanks to my friend, Molly, I now know this is a podophyllum peltatum, commonly known as may apple, and found in wooded areas of Eastern North America. It will flower in early May and produce a fruit in early Summer. In small amounts, the fruit is edible, but otherwise, the plant is mostly poisonous.