Today was a hike day, but there were only two of us. Since we knew ahead of time that there would only be the two of us, we decided to bring our cameras with the intention of doing some photography if we got the chance. (the other two ladies with whom we usually hike are not into photography, so we don't usually have the luxury of looking for photo subjects)
Actually, we got lost while looking for the trail head. Serendipity, for sure. Along the way we stopped several times to photograph scenes we wouldn't have seen if we hadn't gotten lost.
When we finally did find the trail head we spent some significant time trying to photograph these flowers. Our hike then turned into a short walk through the woods and a nice lunch on a plank bridge that crossed a small stream.
Neither of us were unhappy about the way the morning in the Adirondacks turned out. Sometimes the unexpected is really pleasant.