trout lily (Erythronium albidum) small white fawnlily (Erythronium albidum)
Posted photos of Oak Point trout lilies on iNaturalist, and learned my favorite spring flower is also known as a fawn lily. At first I was a bit miffed, but gradually accepted that baby spotted deer suit the leaves as well as trout. And how were my small spotted-leaf friends doing after our crazy week of snow and ice? They seemed unperturbed, if not wide open.
With the gray sky and dripping trees, the trail had surprising sharp spring greens along with the dark chocolate and white nougat. Definitely time to quit taking chocolates to the office!
Joining me on the soggy trail were several good-sized earthworms. Their common names were Rhoda, Ted, and Phyllis.