We drove to the Warren Woods for a walk. This is the virgin beech forest where trillium blooms riotously every spring. The Galien River snakes through the woods, flooding its low-lying parts and receiving the run off that will make the trillium bloom. Then, when the trees are in leaf, the surface of the water will reflect the green. Now, though, the woods are bare, and the river reflects the grey bark of the trees, and the sky, which is clear and a dazzling, deep, violet-tinged blue.