Trout Lillies are always a pleasant surprise. They come and go so quickly. There is an added surprise to if you wish to spot it. The flower takes its common name from its spotted leaves like a speckled trout, not from its yellow flower. Justice for the trout, but maybe not so fair for the Lilly.
Spring Beauties form a forest floor carpet that invites spring into the woodlands. I’ve never been able to adequately capture the carpet effect, but I do hope you enjoy the delicate white-pinks of these close ups.
Next in order for my wildflower-fest is the Toothwort. Named for its leaves perhaps. The first flowers to poke up through the leaf litter I consider to the delicates, small in stature, tender growth and fragile light flowers.
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.
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.
I was fortunate enough to find this Yarrow (I think) flowering last weekend. A nice find for Mid November. Below, six months ago, (or six months from now) I was learning how to use my new camera and was experimenting with this Cinquefoil. Enjoy the flowers and have a wonderful Friday. God Bless.
The Weekly Photo Challenge ROY G BIV allows me to use a few spring flower photos taken this year. Spring flowers gave me a subject to focus on while learning to take photos all over again, transitioning from film to digital. Its opened up a whole new world of fun.