A cloudy AM outing to Antietam Lake trails yielded wildflower sightings and great views of the Antietam Creek.
We parked on Antietam Road in the area immediately overlooking the dam. Max & I followed the trail north along the creek, through the woods and eventually along a wetlands area to Seidel Rd (~0.6 mi r/t).
I am still learning the names of the flowers, but purple (Violets), pink, yellow (Buttercups), and white (Anomone) were all the colors present. I estimate about 10+ distinct plants in all.
The lighting was muted due to the cloud cover which made the fresh colors even more vivid. I especially love spring because the trees and plants are forming perfect leaves and flowers before they are damaged by insects, weather, and natural aging.