First in the forest.
We meet again.
A frost-checked paper birch stands strong through the years.
A single strand of moss finds purchase in a fox grape vine.
Last year’s puffballs amongst the pileated’s havoc.
Coltsfoot offers the first blooms of the season.
The first ramps of the season, sprouting in the spring runoff.
Big-tooth aspen stands strong on the floodplain.
Beaver lodge anchors the shore in a drifting fog.
A maple of another stripe.