Spring has finally arrived with a vengeance in Appalachia. I haven't posted in almost a year, mostly posting on Facebook. Today was different and I felt like I needed to return to my old friend, my nature blog. The Blood Root photo above and the Large Flowered Trillium below were taken a few weeks ago. Since then, it has been so hot and windy, the woods are dry even with some rain this week.
This was the last photo I took of Kookie on March 27, her birthday and Easter Sunday. She was born on March 27, 2005, also an Easter Sunday. I had made her favorite dog bacon and cheese dog biscuits that morning and taken her on a walk. I was trying to get a picture of her chest since it appears to be a cross there. She was a great dog, always ready for a walk or a treat. We will miss you Kookie.