Yesterday I was poking around in my yard when I saw this:
It reminds me of a newborn baby with its umbilical cord still attached, and in a sense, that’s exactly what it is. The nut is mostly nutrition to get the oak started on its journey. I may have to plant a stake in the yard so I can avoid mowing it over. I’d kind of like to watch it grow.
I was doing much the same thing today (poking around the yard) when I saw several white violets.
I don’t often try to identify a violet past the genus level, and that was true today as well. Maybe I’ll start working on them this year.
I also noted that a few of our phlox had bloomed:
We should have a nice looking flower bed by this weekend.