I went back to the area around the old Krieger foundations to get a photo of the root cellar. I've added those shots to the previous post.
The floor of the woods is really changing daily as the vegetation takes off. Today I saw Bloodroot flowers. This seems at least three weeks to a month early this year. So unless the recent weather trend drastically changes, I'll be hunting for morel mushrooms a lot earlier this year.
I thought about how much easier it is becoming for me to actually run routinely on my run days. Perhaps I've been too guarded in recent years and I may have benefited sooner from strengthening the knee capsule through increased exercise rather than additional rest. The running felt nearly normal for most of today's 10 mile loop.