My friend from Maine and I were walking in the woods a few years back and we approached a beautiful scene and he says, "Ah, Nature, the perfect gardener." I am pretty sure he was mocking me! But I always think of that when I am walking in the woods and everything is just right and we humans could not have planned it better. So on this very rainy day, I went into a favorite woodland and got blissfully drenched trying to capture the perfect photograph.
These small trees are seen flowering all over the woods now, but down in the dank, cool bog the flowers are reaching for a little more sunshine before opening.
Goldthread (Coptis trifolia)
So called Goldthread because its tiny, intricate roots look just like gold.