Category Archives: Wildflowers

Beginning of Spring Wildflower Fest

 

Coltsfoot Trio

Coltsfoot Trio

Perfect timing. This is my spring break week. My  youngest son is home to visit and wants to hike. And the spring wildflowers are popping. Lets see if I can post a wildflower a day to celebrate. This Coltsfoot trio will get me started off.

 

From the Wild Garden

The wild garden edges transitions into to its summer display. Mostly, my hikes have me taking photos in holes of the forest canopy, woodland edges and prairie islands. Each season established its own beauty and its own display of light. I’ve found that dappled sunshine and deep shadows will make photos of interest. Enjoy springs end and summers beginning.

A (Wild) Flower Friday

Workmanship

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Sunday Scene

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,  not of works, lest anyone should boast.  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:8-10 NKJV

 

Perseverance – Trout Lilly

Floral Friday – Wildflower

Also called the Fawn Lilly or Dog Toothed Violet, these flowers come from plants rooted and growing for six or more years. Each bulb can be found about a foot or so deep with plenty of company. When you find one, you’ve most stumbled into a whole colony. Its perseverance is our visual treat.

Spring Beauty Awakening (4 photos)

The forest carpet in Northeast Ohio awakens with the arrival of the spring beauties. A personal favorite, they rise above the leaf bed to spread a delicate white pink mantle on the forest floor. A welcome sight indeed.

Identified

 

Thanks to a tip from Eliza Waters that this might be a sedge, I have found it to be so. Carex Communis, almost as memorable as its common name, Fibrous Root Sedge. It us found in eastern North America in sandy loamy soil and rock outcroppings. A perfect match. Thanks to all who dropped on to take a look at my nature trail curiosities.

Scrunched on the Nature preserve trail with my camera steadied on my pack to get a good shot, I made an amused sight. My memory recalls never seeing this wildflower before, i needed a good shot. Since… identification fails me.

Can anyone help me out? What is this wildflower growing on the floor of the Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve, Hocking Hills State Park Ohio?

 

Floral Now and Then

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Nov, 2015

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Nov, 2015

Last Sunday i found a bloom in a warm spot that evaded the morning frost. a return trip a couple of days later found these buds nipped, fooled by a sun spot. Six months ago I found these spring wildflowers, something to look forward to six months from now.

 

Spring Explosion