aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Sumer is icumen in

I went out to Wilderstead today to plant some little trees we've been nurturing in the side yard. The day was cool and rainy, but the rain held off while I was there.

I found a mushroom -- my first at Wilderstead (other than shelf fungi and puffballs). It was big (as big as my handwidth) and morel-like, but old and dry. Still, that means there's probably more out there, and someday we'll be gathering them. Hope springs eternal.

Everything was fresh and green -- amazingly green. All the plants were up, but nothing was overgrown yet. It was a beautiful, peaceful day in the woods. I even took a little nap after planting the trees.

collinsmom wanted me to check and make sure our scraggly little dogwoods (we have a few, way up the creek) were still thriving. They are. A few pictures are below the cut. Enjoy.

In spring, Dogwood stands out like Baby's Breath amidst the woodland arrangement
Ho, everyone who thirsts,
Ho, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters

The picture of the stream reminds me of the old VBS song:
I've got a river of life flowing out of me,
makes the lame to walk and the blind to see,
opens prison doors, sets the captives free:
I've got a river of life flowing out of me.

Spring up, O well! within my soul,
Spring up, O well! and make me whole,
Spring up, O well! and give to me
that life abundantly!

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