Starbursts in the dampness.
Whorls upon whorls in the deep green margins.
A precocious crowd at the water’s edge.
Spore-bearing pinnae on the lower fronds give the name.
Mountain laurel readies its declaration.
Soon to be blue.
Rhizocarpon petraeum lichen above Great Falls.
Muscles its way into the winter canopy.
A hymn to a winter’s day.
Partridgeberry and red oak acorns on the frozen ground at Canoe Meadow cemetery.