Under/Cover

The calendar tells me we are nearly a month past the official start of spring. Elsewhere crocuses and daffodils are blooming but here? Not even dandelions have popped up.

Although we lack arrays of bright spring flowers, the “hibernators” — plants that remained green through the bone-cold months of winter — are emerging from under the snow and lifting leaves to the sun.

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Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
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Feather moss and Orange Jelly (Dacrymyces chrysospermus). Yes, that yellow-orange fungus survived intact beneath the snow.
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Common Pink Wintergreen (Pyrola asarifolia) and Twinflower (Linnaea borealis)

Spring, in her fashion, has arrived.

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