The forest is starting to dry out after that last spate of rain. It’s a riot of greenery right now, a veritable jungle. It’s the kind of greenery that’s almost dangerous as I discovered this morning when
I nearly stepped into an invisible groundhog hole that was well hidden by foot-high grass.
Even after I thought I saw a hole, I had to stoop down and brush aside the grass to be certain I was seeing what I thought I might be seeing, only to discover I was standing right on the brink of that hole. Another inch and.., well, it sure wouldn’t have been pretty.
As a result of that near-miss I am staying to visible paths and not attempting to travel cross-country through the woods—at least not where I can’t see the ground. Adventure camp begins next week, and I need to be able to walk for that!
As you can see by today’s photo, in addition to the every-present greens of summer, the honeysuckle is blooming now. I was attempting to reach the bush for a closer view when I was deterred by the groundhog hole, so until I find a patch not guarded by a woodchuck, this photo will have to do.