#NewThisDay Writing From My Photo Stream
I went in hopes of seeing mountain laurel in bloom. The dogs and I out early into the wet and cold and gray. June blooms in purples and pinks to brighten this dull weather. First, by the railroad tracks, the plump wet purple clover. And, next to that, and not blooming yet, the milkweed buds, my first sighting of the season.Up the hill to find a lovely, tall and elegant lady slipper, late bloomer, leftover from May. In New Hampshire, at Laurel Lake, the mountain laurel blooms wildly everywhere, but never until late June, and mostly early July. Driving to our favorite summer spot we'd try to guess if it would be in bloom, or past it.
There is a spot in Rocky Narrows woods where it grows wild by the wetlands of the river. And, here it is! Gorgeous little cups of dark pink bursting out the evergreen shrub to cheer up these cloud covered woods. I am so happy to have traveled, I'm so happy to be home to all my familiars. I am so happy to have the energy to be walking in these woods, and I am missing Laurel Lake. I will find a day to go, late June, for a swim in the Laurel spangled lake.
All photos and texts ©Kelly DuMar 2018