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.
These and some other pictures are online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewdressel/albums/72157713703616688