A quiet and peaceful walk around the trails of the North Carolina Botanical Garden revealed some early blooms and foragers.
The pretty goblet-like cups of Carolina Silverbells.
A bumble bee seeking nectar from the Silverbells.
A delicate and nearly ephemeral early Iris.
A trillium in lovely ruby and green variegated colors.
And an amusing surprise awaited along one of the trails.
A whimsical woodland creature, out and about, enjoying nature as much as me.