It was surprisingly cold, but that was the most noteworthy aspect of this morning’s excursion. Leaves were frozen to the litter I picked up.
Later this afternoon I headed out again, the sun had warmed things up a bit, and I finally found a patch of trout lilies that have fully opened up. This is what they look like from below.
Not too shabby, eh, for a blossom that might be about an inch across on a stalk about 4 inches tall.
Then I headed home for the tacos Anne was making out of the can of organic refried beans I found in the parking lot on Sunday, and just as I approached the Kilbourntown House near the south end of the park, look who deigned to pose for me.
Nope, not just the indigo bunting of good cheer, but the actual freaking eastern bluebird of happiness! Yee Haw!
These and some other pictures are online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewdressel/albums/72157713703616688