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Wildflowers Signal Renewal in Forests, Fields

May 26, 2013
Chuck Clegg , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

We are in that time of the year when Mother Nature has awakened from the long winter. She greets us each day with new colors for the warm season to come. I have always enjoyed this time of year, as trees and woodlands that have been barren of color, return with greens, yellows and all the colors that nature has to offer. Most trees have not yet taken on that dark green color that helps them to absorb the rays of the sun to help them grow and flourish for one more season. The fresh green is bright and warm as the sun passes through the leaves. Along the creeks and small streams the trees seem to be eager to be first to return with their new foliage. Perhaps the water that flows nearby helps to warm their roots and awaken them a little earlier than the rest.

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