As hinted, we went hiking in John Bryan, where the bridge was more dilapidated than ever, but the wildflowers and fungi were in fabulous form. There were whole hillsides covered with many types of trillium, phlox, wild geraniums, mayapples, bluebells, jack-in-the-pulpit, and countless others.
The most exciting to me were the rocks full of blooming wild red-and-yellow columbine. I’ve never seen them in such profusion, hence the redundancy. You can never have too many wild columbine.
Many trees were also in bloom, most notably the dramatic buckeye, paw paw, redbud, and dogwood.
I’ll post this in two parts; please enjoy both.