Yep! Skunk Cabbage! Isn't it pretty?! ...and the unfurling ferns on the stream bank? Wow!
What a gorgeous day!
However, while taking these fotos I sunk my right foot deep into the mire and it came out covered with muck up to my knees. I had to wash it off in the creek and walk home with one wet foot!
This is a foto of pretty moss, but if you really look closely, you might be able to detect a trillium in the foreground. That moss covered cottonwood trunk was just so pretty today! (did you look close at the fotos and see the stream hiding behind the subjects?)
And as you can see, it was snowing up high on the mountain, but nice down where I was wandering. This kind of weather always makes for dramatic light....I wish I was a good enough fotograffer to capture the magic of said light!
Beltane marks the passage into the growing season, the immediate rousing of the earth from her gently awakening slumber, a time when the pleasures of the earth and self are fully awakened. It signals a time when the bounty of the earth will once again be had. May is a time when flowers bloom, trees are green and life has again returned from the barren landscape of winter, to the hope of bountiful harvests, not too far away, and the lighthearted bliss that only summer can bring.