Monday, April 8, 2013

May Apples

The May Apple is starting to emerge. On a recent walk to the pond with my Golden Retriever, Ellie, we spied these small shoots. It won't be long before they are sprouting all over the woods.

I was reminded of a quote by Aldo Leopold, "The wild things that live on my farm are reluctant to tell me, in so many words, how much of my township is included within their daily or nightly beat... Who is the more thoroughly acquainted with the world in which he lives?"

Ellie and I are trying to acquaint ourselves with our acreage, but we find something curiously new with each foray into the woods. I am trying to pay close attention to what surrounds me, while Ellie always has her nose to the ground.

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