I am a lover of ferns.Below, Osmunda cinnamomea - the beautifully named Cinnamon fern.
And quite tough, despite its name.
Below, I recognized these from a description read somewhere: but where? Euell Gibbons? Rob Jett's blog?
May apples! The weird plants that have one flower each, which turns into an edible fruit. You know I'll be back at fruit time.
Lady slippers...another first for me. And m.heart has them growing in the woods near her house!
Lovely Trillium? - again, known only from books.
Heart-leafed groundsel, Packea aurea, in golden drifts in the morning sunlight.
Above: OK, need help here. I couldn't find its label. The most delicious scent...like lemons, and honeysuckle. Tall, sappy stems growing from the leaves beneath.
9/28/09 - Actaea pachypoda - doll's eyes, thanks Frank and Flatbush Gardener
Fluffily-flowered Dicentra eximia, above - bleeding heart. And my new favourite below, shooting stars, Dodecatheon meadia.
The singing of birds...
The soft, mulched path...