Into the Woods

I went for a walk in the woods today, inappropriately appareled, and will no doubt bitterly regret it tonight when I can’t sleep because of the dozen mosquito bites on my arms. My goal initially had been only to check my property for blueberries. But aside from the blueberry bush next to the house, which is just ripening now, I found no berries. Disappointed, I headed deeper into the woods, knowing that I wasn’t dressed for it, but determined to find blueberries anyway.

I eventually found a lot of what were probably huckleberries, most of them not quite ripe, as well as a few low-bush blueberries, most of them small, even for wild blueberries. Oh, well. Maybe I’ll have better blueberry luck next year.

And stupidly, because I had expected to stay on my own property, I didn’t take my camera with me into the woods. So naturally there were things I wanted to take pictures of. The rattlesnake plantain was starting to bloom, and I found a whole new wildflower. I’m going to have to go back into the woods soon if I want to capture them with my camera. But if I do, I’m going to wear a long-sleeved shirt, that’s for sure!

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