Good advice. Glad I took it. Might have missed you otherwise.
On my homeward trek from the creek I took the cow path through the aspens. That’s when it happened.
I paused to look down and there you were. Never seen you around here before. But you’re well enough established that our lack of meeting is my oversight, not yours.
I scooted down, plunked my butt just off the trail and introduced myself.
You: spotted coralroot orchid. Me? Dumbstuck by your beauty.
Spotted coralroot orchid Corallorhiza maculata