Freakish May weather notwithstanding, there are no ifs, ands, or buts about the matter - Spring has Sprung in the valley of the Sawkill here in Waghkonk (the ancient, pre-settlement Algonquin name for what we now call the Woodstock Valley). FLORA As we speak (or write), the bright green line of new hardwood growth is gradually working its way up the flanks of Overlook, changing from wintry brown to verdant spring green. Down here in the valley, everything (except the White Pines and Hemlocks) is now colored that high-nitrogen bright green of Spring, almost iridescently infused with the richness of fresh growth and new life. Not just all the hardwoods and shrubs, but even the forest floor is

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