So, it might not be the very first trillium bloom anywhere in the region, but it must be at least one of the first, and it’s definitely the first one we’ve seen.
We were hiking down in the Tryon Creek State Park on Saturday – a beautiful, perfect day for hiking. It was sunny but not too warm, and the woods and creek were lovely.
We saw what looked a lot like a beaver-gnawed tree stump and wood chips:
and some fascinating root formations, both bench-sized: