Woodland Apparition

Ghost Flower 02

This ghostly flower can be found blooming in the deep woods from June to September, when the leaf canopy creates a shady gloom.  A symbiotic relationship between a fungus (mycorrhiza fungi) and tree roots releases nutrients that the myco-heterotrophic Ghost Plant soaks up.   

 

Rising From Leaf Litter

Woodland Wildflower May Apple 02. EH

May Apple blooms in Francis Slocum State Park, Pennsylvania

Sun Catcher

Midsummer star-shine, caught in a green glove, is redistributed all sorts of critters.

Midsummer star-shine, caught in a green glove, is redistributed to all sorts of critters.

Sunshine…Finally

We have no shortage of water right now in the northeast.  So, when the shadows begin to appear, I gratefully acknowledge the sunshine at my table.

We have no shortage of water right now in the northeast. So, when the shadows begin to appear, I gratefully acknowledge the sunshine at my table.

This Side of the Cast: Tulips, Shadows, and Light

Some days ago, I slipped on my descent from a rock outcrop, and landed with enough force to break my leg. Damn the bear that knocked down the bird feeder that I ridiculously had to right before the dew-soaked lichen had dried.

On a positive note, a broken anything reduces your world to essentials and not having to make so many damn choices is almost liberating.  Almost.  I would prefer to have full locomotion, but I will settle for a schedule that insists that I live this side of the cast, to my fullest.

With that end in mind, I practice yoga with each hobbled step I take, and engage in laugh therapy regularly throughout the day. And take time to see. my. limited. world.

These images feature what I saw, felt, loved, from this side of the cast today.

Petals of love and encouragement, from my husband.

Petals of love and encouragement, from my husband.

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