I see the following flowers - which I did on our walk this morning.
Did you know that Trout Lilies grow in colonies
that can be 300 years old? They're named
Trout Lily because their leaves
resemble a Brook Trout.
The woods are full of them now - they blanket the ground
in green and yellow. They inspired William Wordsworth to write:
I have seen thee, high and low.
Thirty years or more, and yet,
T'was a face I did not know.
A big patch of them growing by the County Road
and which were not there yesterday.
Magic lives in our Woods!
I spied a small patch just up the trail
from the Trout Lily.
I saw a few tiny umbrellas poking up
through the leaves. These plants
always, always make me
The Mayapple is the American Mandrake,
but I like to call them Umbrellas
and picture the woodland faeries
dancing beneath them
under the Full Moon!
Today's temperature is forecast to be 83! That's more like Summer than Spring, but such a treat after some cold temperatures not so long ago!
Heat turned off, windows and back door opened....
All images are bloggers except the Mayapple. The original of it can be found here.