I have landed in Desoto State Park in northeastern Alabama, hoping to videotape Catesbys’ Trillium, an attractive species with beautiful “nodding” flowers that hang from down-curved stalks. While I found a number of specimens along the trails, none were in flower, though I spotted numerous swollen flower buds. Maybe they’ll burst open in a few days (after I’ve left the area).
Just before dusk, I discovered some amazing wavelets and reflections in a quiet section of a stream just above a waterfall. The patterns were entrancing. Some of my favorite clips are featured in the following brief video. I am calling it “An Open Door” because the patterns are hypnotic, begging one to step across the threshold and enter into the heart of nature, as if through an open door: