After the austerity of winter, the abundance of spring is exuberant. The trees have sprouted baby leaves in various pastel pinks and greens, and some of the orchards have burst into bloom. Surrounded by the backdrop of the glittering bay and the warm, blue skies, the bounteous beauty is a little hard to believe.
The two arms of the Grand Traverse Bay, from different overlooks
Old Mission Peninsula cherries – I highly recommend clicking for the larger versions
We could’ve stopped after our peninsula tour, content, but it is spring, so we went out in search of morels. (If a little is good, a lot is great?) We came away with 55 after a couple hours of forest meandering. Add in the copious, ephemeral wildflowers in the woods, and we are two deliriously happy campers.
Shapely white wildflowers
A morel, and Jackson describing his first morel find