Spring Specials

I have no idea what kind of plant this is growing from blackened remains of its many previous selves. Spending a lot more time looking at the ground I'm about to walk over as I age into time of life when falls on rocky terrain can be deadly. it stood out as one of only two leafy ground-hugging plants besides grasses springing back to life now that winter has passed.

The other is the ubiquitous Mullins. A fuzzy ground hugger only for a short time, it will soon shoot up to substantial tallness.


Remnants of last year's Mullins are still standing, some looking like my back feels after a long day gathering firewood or filling stone cribs.