It was the perfect cool, sprinkly day for hiking through John Bryan. It was like a jungle. There was a lull between wildflower outbursts, but here and there were pleasant surprises, like bright red silene and pale blue tradescantia. The river and springs were happily rushing. There’s one place, a lush mossy hill with a spring flowing down it, where we always stop to drink the crystal clear spring water, one of the few places it’s safe around here. I’m posting the photos in two groups, water and woods.