What’s blooming with the Trailing Arbutus on this Sabbath’s Spring Wildflower Walk?
Why a Wildflower Walk?
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Today, the Spring cold that’s been knocking on my door moved right in! My whole family packed up and drove off for church, and I remained to rest and recuperate.
After I rested a bit, read a bit, and drank my immune-boating teas, I was ready to enjoy the out of doors! Sunshine and clear skies greeted me, along with our two dogs, Daisy and Babes. Little Bit, the cat trailed along later.
Our only purpose was to explore the wildflowers of Ridge Haven as we stretched our legs. I get excited about Spring Wildflowers especially, since they pop out after a long Winter of drabness.
Below is a sampling of what we observed. I still like the Trailing Arbutus the best, maybe because of their sweet, old-fashioned aroma, or maybe just because they seem to be an especially abundant specimen at Ridge Haven.
If you haven’t gotten out to explore your neck of the woods lately, I highly recommend doing so! Nature time is a highly overlooked way of taking care of yourself!
Here’s what we found on our Spring Wildflower Walk today!
Ferny moss with fine shoots
Little Bit, my walking companion
For all referencing during my Spring Wildflower Walk, I used Google, my memory, and this book.
We picked up this book, Wildflowers of Tennessee, by Jack Carman, at Wilderness Wildlife Week a few years ago, and it is a very useful tool for helping to identify wildflowers in Tennessee. We also met the author and got a signed copy! He has put hours of work into this treasure trove of a book! I don’t think there has been a single wildflower that we have found that is not listed in this book! We use other field guides, but this is becoming my favorite! I just enjoy flipping through it’s pages!