The thimbleberries are in bloom....
as well as the skunk cabbages --
and the trillium(s).
In early morning light the undergrowth glows
a fluorescent lime. A moment ago there were two rabbits
in the yard, and now I hear the flicker calling
for a mate. A trio of Stellar's jays skitter about
in the dying branches of the photinia: leaf-spot,
and nothing to be done for it except uprooting.