Hi River Roaders,

I started this blog in late March with the objective of sharing the sights and stories of spring unfolding on River Road grounds. With the continued shutdown of our building, I hope to continue the blog with the same objective of sparking a sense of wonder and connection with our spiritual home. This week, I’ll get back to sharing images of native plants in bloom.

Adam’s needle (Yucca filamentosa) on the hillside before the bridge.

Sundrops (Oenothera perennis) between the bridge and the memorial garden.

Wintergreen (Chiamaphila maculata) in bloom under an oak tree.

Smooth sumac (Rhus glabra) beside the vegetable garden.

In the first chapter of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, Huck was excited to learn about “Moses and the Bullrushers”. Here is our very own Bullrush (Scirpus sp.) in flower.

Lanceleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata) in the memorial garden.

When do we consider a plant to be a weed? When do we consider a plant to be a flower? I was sorry to see this Fleabane (Erigeron sp.) get weed whacked. It was growing beside the stairs up to the memorial garden.

That’s all for this week.