The female cones on the larch trees are things of minute beauty, perfect purple rosebud-like structures.
The native high bush cranberries, Viburnum trilobum, are in bloom, but they are not a cranberry at all.
Sweet woodruff flowers are blooming under our pine trees. Asperula odorata is of European origin, long grown in gardens and often escapes to the woods. It is fragrant when dried and can be used to flavor white wine, as “May wine.’ Add a few blooming sprigs to a bottle and let it steep for a week or so.
The Town of Bay View has erected a toilet facility and a picnic shelter on Bay View Beach Road, a nice amenity added to the Sioux River Beach.
|RHUBARB AND ONIONS|
|A NEW BIFFY|
|AND PICNIC SHELTER|