When a gardener visits a forest,
She looks for the color of the leaves and finds the red of the Sassafras trees (Sassafras albidum) in the understory.
Nearby, she finds still green leaves on a young Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera).
She continues on through the forest and though she knows this is not the peak season for wildflowers, she manages to find a few blooms.
She finds and follows the dry stream bed deeper into the forest.
Along the way, she finds this rock which would be a perfect rock to sit on and ponder all that is around her.
Further down the creek bed, she finds the exposed roots of a tree.
She continues on quietly, so as not to disturb the sprites, and returns to the pond.
The sum of the whole is greater than the individual parts.
When a gardener goes to the forest...