We continue to have warm days, and the spring wildflowers are bursting into bloom fast. It's hard to keep my postings up-to-date with what's actually happening in the woods! It's my favourite time of year.
The Dog-Toothed Violets or Trout Lilies are now blooming. Three days ago it was only the leaves, but now the bright yellow flowers are out.
Perhaps my favourite early spring wildflower.
Trilliums are unfolding, the red ones a little ahead of the white ones. I always think the Red Trilliums look best if you catch the sun shining through the leaves.
The Blue Cohosh is the strangest spring wildflower going. It's a real purple colour when it emerges from the ground, and grows so fast that I think if you sat for a day and watched it, you could see it grow! This was one week ago; today this would be entirely unfolded, 18" tall, and green.
Likewise these bloodroot, here just emerging a few days ago, the blossoms still folded and wrapped in the leaves.
And the Hepatica are one of the earliest; they will be fading soon.
I know what your mean , once everything gets going it gets going fast lol . It has been beautiful weather here to and we have been out in it being busy and enjoying it to ! Our Hummers and Orioles are back now and hungry I am glad I had the feeders out and waiting ! Wonderful photos ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day ! .ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots. I agree once it strts going, it goes fast.ReplyDelete
That Red Trillium is simply beautiful!! I have never seen one before:)ReplyDelete
We have many spring flowers but unfortunately they don't last very long.ReplyDelete
Nice collection of wildflowers! Glad to see some color in your woods.ReplyDelete
Nice set of pictures - I have a different problem here - I can hardly keep up with the volume of leaves that are falling!ReplyDelete
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
PS: hope to see you over on WBW if you have some more bird pictures to share. SM
Those Trilliums are very pretty, but I think the Blue Cohosh is my favorite. We have something similar here in western Washington that grows that fast too, but it's not as pretty.ReplyDelete
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Beautifully captured flowers.ReplyDelete
Intriguing set of macros. Love the soft touch of light through the trillium petals and leaves.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I can see why it's difficult to keep up but I am sure glad you're trying! :-)ReplyDelete
Beautifully photographed wildflowers.ReplyDelete
The trillium's a real beauty.ReplyDelete
pretty blooms!! i have trouble keeping up/current as well!! there are so many wonderful things happening as we greet spring with open arms and hearts!!!!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful assortment of wildflowers!ReplyDelete
Great collection of beautiful wildflowers!ReplyDelete
Beautiful wildflowers. We are probably a week behind you at least. I'll have to keep my eyes open on my walks.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous flowers! We've gotten rain and it's slowly starting to get green around here.ReplyDelete
Lovely spring blossoms!ReplyDelete
So beautiful! Love it.ReplyDelete
thank you so much. I did not try to ID Blue Cohosh, just thought it would be hard to discover. It is a bit of a drive back to where i found it, but i think you have inspired me to make the drive. It is at the base of some gigantic falls that are lovely to sit at the base of.ReplyDelete
I have never seen red trilliums, i have seen pink and tons of white and they are blooming now. so beautiful.
I have never seen the bloodroot either. so beautiful. such a joy to see all your photos. thanks again.