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.
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.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord. For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, And shall not see when good comes, But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, In a salt land which is not inhabited.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fearwhen heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
My best landscape I posted Wednesday from Ash Cave.
Mostly I’ve taken more intimate landscapes or nature close up. I did take this photo from the Rim Trail at Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve (Ohio) last week. I snapped it on a whim, its not really in its peak of beauty. I’ve included the reward for walking the forest floor trail into the hollow, the intimate landscape of the inner falls.