Large Flowered Trillium
The Large-Flowered Trillium was a little early, perhaps because this one was near the edge of our yard--not in the cove where most of them bloom on our land.
The Mayapple is one of my favorites and are just starting to bloom in the last day or two.
Wood AnemoneWith Bloodroot and Toothwort finished, the Wood Anemone is a welcome sight. The spring beauties also are still blooming, masses of them throughout the woods.
Redbud were in full bloom...
I was disappointed to see so much trash on Rye Hollow Road along Walker Creek. I wasn't able to clean it up during the community clean-up. Back at the house, I emailed a friend and we were going to pick up the trash later during the week.
Walker Creek along Rye Hollow Rd. April 20, 2015 2 p.m.
By Monday afternoon, Walker Creek had flooded over Rye Hollow Road. I was a little surprised but the ground was already saturated and creeks were running strong before this rainstorm.
So, I went yesterday and saw that all the trash along the road was gone. This is not good because the trash was picked up by the flood. The trash then flowed into the New River and most of it, if not washed up on riverbanks, will end up in the Gulf of Mexico, all the way being a hazard for wildlife. Next year, I will do my best to pick up the trash before the spring floods.
On Monday evening April 20, I attended a lecture by Jane Goodall at Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia. She made me realize that everyone can make a difference. It does not have to be big but every little bit helps, like cleaning up a creek every year.