The scarlet gifts of June.
Soon to ripen into tiny nutlets.
Soon to be blue.
A diminutive delight.
A profusion of promise.
Dwarf sand cherry in last summer’s brightness.
Brightness in the heart of winter.
Striped wintergreen lofts its seed capsules above the forest floor.
A bright bounty, much to the bear’s delight.
Bittersweet bespangles the underbrush.