REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring in the Woods

I live in a valley surrounded by hills, mountains and evergreen forests.  Yesterday, my husband suggested a drive north about 8 miles to look for mushrooms.  We didn't find mushrooms, but there were other signs of spring.  I hadn't seen a trillium in years because I generally don't go out into the woods anymore.  They are a delightful sign of spring.  And  buttercups! When I was a child, these yellow gems grew in various locations close to home.

I've never seen trilliums growing in bunches before.

(clockwise from top left)Yellow Fawn lily, buttercup, lichen on the stump of a pine branch, and an unidentified purple flower --my wildflower book doesn't identify it.


"Buds" on a young Western Larch (tamarack) tree

A forest of young Western Larch trees, which turn yellow in the fall and drop their needles

7 comments:

Gail Dixon said...

You have white trillium and we have a maroon color here. The wildflowers are really beautiful, especially that fawn lily--wow. Great images of nature coming alive.

Carole M. said...

I enjoyed the series Evelyn, the trilliums I've heard of but never seen either. I love the stand of Western Larch

Ida said...

Simply lovely. I love Wild Flowers. The Trillium is so pretty and Tamarack trees are a favorite of mine.

bailey-road.com said...

What a wonderful idea your husband had. It resulted in these gorgeous photos. Love the wildflowers.

Lisa Gordon said...

This is such a perfect time to be looking for wildflowers, and you found some real beauties, Evelyn. I just love the trillium.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots :)

Jill Foley said...

I love this time of year when the wildflowers are blooming!