In just these last 2 weeks, after hitting the snooze button for nearly 2 months, the East Coast Trail has finally stirred and woken up from its after-winter slumber. Everywhere you look crackerberries and bunchberries are shooting up from the ground, some of them have even already started to blossom.
Today on Cape Spear Path, I also spotted the delicate flowers that will eventually become strawberries, chuckley pears, pin cherries and bakeapples. If you’re interested in this sort of thing at all, now is also the time to go look for goldthread, while it lasts.
Here’s a shot of one of the most sought after delicacies on the trail, still in its blossoming stage: