After a long hard winter many of us have been looking for signs of spring wherever we can find it. One of the things that may not have been noticed in yesterday's post was green grass sprouting up, right near the snake I talked about. It was actually an exciting thing that I mostly overlooked.
One of the first things I saw when I got on the trail in this new park was green grass and a bed of wildflowers on both sides of the trail. This is important because it was the first time this year that I've seen either of these. Everywhere else I've been so far has been completely brown and gray.
I took a few closeup pictures of the grass just to prove to myself that it was actually there. It only just began to grow, so it's still very small. You can still see a lot of old leaves from last fall, but the grass will soon cover them all up until they're gone.
It's a wonderful sight to see the first grass of spring. I've been getting a little frustrated, because I expected this to happen already in some of the other nature preserves. No matter how much I whined at the forest to hurry up, it still didn't happen though. Seriously, I know when it starts, the green will show up very fast.
As I said, I was expecting the grass. What i didn't expect was to see flowers sprouting up. These little blue flowers were growing wherever the sun shined through the trees. I really have no idea what kind of flowers they are, and believe me, I searched all over the internet to try and find out. Maybe one of you flower experts know.
I guess it doesn't really matter as long as we can all enjoy the nice blue of these little flowers. I didn't try to touch any, because I don't carry any field guides with me. Touching an unknown plant might be a very bad thing. Who knows? Sometimes that pretty flower you'd want to pick might turn out to be poisonous.
Well, I passed by the area with the green grass and the flowers. I was getting deeper into the woods now, and I saw a wooden structure of some kind up ahead. The first thing that came to my mind was railroad tracks. It was a strange thought, and I don't know why it came to me.
I had no idea what else it could be though. I saw a wooden platform across the path, and wooden railings to either side. The trees blocked the rest. There shouldn't be railroad tracks out here, so what else could it be? Whatever it was, it looked interesting. I continued to move forward.
Yes, I did find out what it was, and I'll reveal it to you tomorrow.