And in the woods, an attempt to get a photograph of a blooming white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) growing in deep shade. There are hundreds of saplings growing along the trails in our woods that I couldn't identify until I saw this grown-up specimen in flower. I suppose they are doing well because deer don't eat them, and do eat a lot of their competition? Any way they are native and lovely, so one can hardly complain. If all those saplings grow up, then our stretch of Patapsco State Park will be amazing at this time of year.