green up time
We took a walk down to the lake to see what was coming up.
Not a lot, but enough for salad.
As we turned to come home, Mike said, "In a few more weeks, Mr. Snake will be up and out." We have a snake (or two) that lives under the rocks near where the dock goes in. By the time that happens on Memorial Day weekend, Mr. Snake is long gone, or at least knows enough not to show his scaly head. We've never met him while swimming or heard of anyone being bitten, so we're not worried.
Note the papery sheath and grooved, non-hairy stem. These are i.d. characteristics for Matteucia struthiopteris & M. pennsylvanica aka ostrich fern. I confess, these are from my garden. I planted them because they're getting rare in nature and I don't like foraging things that are possibly endangered.
Apparently, we weren't the only ones who thought it was a nice enough day to venture out and great the sun.