Right Now . . . April 2017
On Inspiration

On the Trail

Last week, I met my friend Cheri to walk the Kal-Haven Trail.  We were looking forward to catching up with each other -- but we were also in search of trillium.  We'd heard they were already in bloom (a couple of weeks early this year) -- and we didn't want to miss them.  

Our timing was perfect!

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The hillsides along the trail were covered with trillium.

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It was sort of magical.

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There were lots of other early-spring wildflowers in bloom along the trail -- and redbuds floating above.

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It also turned out to be a great day for spotting Michigan morel mushrooms!

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I'm always leery of picking morels when I think I see them -- because I'm never certain . . . Is it a morel?  Or will I die if I eat it?  So I tend to just leave them be.  My friend, Cheri, though?  She's an experienced morel-hunter!  Now . . . I know what I'm looking for.

And we found a bunch  - right there on the trail.  Enough for tasty hors d'oeuvres before dinner.

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Catching up with a friend.  Awesome wildflowers.  And morels.

All in all . . .  a great day on the trail!

 

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Patty

That's a great day! Curious...how did you serve those mushrooms?

Vicki

I've never picked morels, and only ate them for the first time during my most recent trip to Chicago. And now I know what all the fuss is about. I love fungi, anyway, but morels really are tasty!! I haven't spotted any trilliums here yet.

Jo

THe trillium and morels are just breathtakingly beautiful! What a great greeting to spring! clearly, the snow didn't reach Michigan this weekend!

AsKatKnits

Those trillium are gorgeous! I miss them here in PA. And, those morels! YUM!

Bonny

Thanks so much for sharing those trillium! I grew up in a house in the woods and we always looked for trillium and other wildflowers, but I've never seen so many. Truly magical! (And I'm glad you didn't die from mushrooms; I'm always wary, too.)

Mary

my best walking friend has had meniscus surgeries on BOTH knees this year - it's been months - until today! - since we've been on the trail together. no morels, but she's an expert on pilates and yoga and I always leave with some new tidbit to ponder.

Carole

Morels and trillium - both wonderful spring time treats! We always saw both back when we'd go turkey hunting in the Berkshires. Our trillium here is often purple - do you have that color, too, or just white? Also, we have a great brewery here called Trillium.

margene

How fun to find morels and know they are safely edible!! Trilliums are such regal flowers. The only place I know I can find them is Red Butte. I need to check it out while the spring flowers are still coming on.

HonoreĀ“

I thank you and your friend for the nature lessons...and wish I had a trail to walk too. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers~

kmkat

Our woods will look like that in a couple weeks (if all goes well). Can you believe I have never eaten a morel, nor even seen one in the wild?

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