I was hoping that I’d spot some early wildflowers in bloom, such as bloodroot or jack-in-the-pulpit. I’ve seen several crocus patches in bloom in town, so I was just a little disappointed that the forest floor hasn’t awakened yet. The sole flower I spotted was a brave yet small dandelion on the park lawn. It was so tiny and ill-situated in the grass that it defied having its photo taken.
There was a red cardinal who paused graciously for his portrait as he called for his mate.