I am getting excited for our first Spring hike.
Mushrooms, wildflowers, green plants and new life in the woods.
One of my very favorites, the Trillium.
For all who seek the true places.
I have been crossing my fingers that the COLD winter we experienced will have killed the wood-tick population.
I know it is bad to want something to go extinct...but oh, do I hate wood-ticks.
I pull up my socks and hit the trail anyway.
God has created so much for us to enjoy.
I guess wood-ticks too.
It is not down in any map; true places never are.
Herman Melville ~ Moby Dick
This is what I take along on my hikes.
My walking stick.
A snack or two.
A field guide of some kind.
For my spring hikes I pack along my
Wildflowers of Wisconsin
by Stan Tekiela
It is Discovery
My walking stick was made for me by my two boys.
They added a few love notes on it for me.
On top you will see a spider. Yes, I do not like spiders or wood-ticks.
MOM ~ for me.
Ukraine ~ I traveled to Ukraine in 2006 for mission work. They both know how special that trip was to me.
A bird...because I love birds.
One of our best finds.
A Pink Lady's Slipper.
I was so excited to find this Spring flower.
Are you getting excited to go for a hike after the long winter?
Do you like to search for wildflowers, mushrooms or birds?
Wishing you a great start to your week.