I saw so many vibrant green leaves popping out in the coastal forest on my backpacking trip last week, I couldn't help but catch a few of them in photographs. The thing I love most about leaf buds when they first unfurl towards the sun is the diversity of color and texture they display. When you think about the cycles that they go through every year, and how they regenerate the same leaves and buds and flowers each Spring, it's quite impressive. Plants are amazing.
Here are just a handful of my newly emerged finds.
(Equisetum Arvense )
You can read a post I did about skunk cabbages last year here:
And speaking of wild edible and medicinal plants, my friend Taryn over at Wooly Moss Roots just wrote a great blog post about some of their delectable finds out in the coast range. My mouth was watering.
You can read that here:
And, look for my upcoming blog giveaway for my craft business, Mountain Hearth Handcrafts, on her blog later this month. I'll be giving away one of my eco-crafted handmade birds nests.