It was 39 degrees, the ground was snow covered in places.
This south facing hill along the Kalamazoo River was just plain brown.
We saw green and purple hepatica leaves from last spring, and we found a few new tiny buds. We took our time walking here, looking closely for an early glimpse of spring...
It was a nice enough day, cool with sunshine and blue sky. We are just too early to find this favorite spring ephemeral blooming, we weren't expecting anything to be blooming yet.
Then Marie calls out, hmm, what did she see? She had found it! The one and only Round Lobed Hepatica blooming on this day! It was nestled in a bed of green moss, so perfect! Unbelievable!
Thanks again to Mark Cassino for sharing this special hill with us.
We also saw....
We stopped at Happy Boots to take a peek at Skunk Cabbage.
Happy Boots, Happy Spring
Next time a different kind of adventure from our trip to Moab, Utah!