Twas a great day for a woodsy hike along a stream in Jockey Hollow National Park. George Washington and his troops camped here that frigid winter of the crossing of the Delaware to reverse the tide in favor of our fledgling nation. On these days, remnants of that bygone era remain admist flora and fauna of a birthing spring. I had to look hard for the emerging shoots (red and green) of skunk cabbage. Water Striders were creating ripples on still water and delicate shoots of moss created mini-forests. It was in the mid-fifties for the third day in a row and I could feel the sap rising in the trees and me.
along the path
ag ~ March 2013