Make sure you look carefully before tree-hugging. I didn't.
And out of all the places my hand could have landed it found this disturbingly slimy slug. Ugh! Actually it was more like a small scream.
The heart-wood of the tree.
I think this is 'toothwort' a type of bittercress.
Red trillium, also called wake-robin.
A sip-of-raindrop held in a a leafy fairy-cup. 💚 Enjoy the magic. It is everywhere. 💚 Peace