Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wildflower Progress Report

 It's Trout Lily time in the Skidmore woods!  And the first flush has just begun.  I was delighted to find their lovely yellow blooms nodding in many parts of the woods on Monday.

Our Bloodroots have been blooming for some time now, and many have already dropped their snowy-white petals.  But here and there I found a few newly opened blooms, wide open despite a few drops of falling rain.

I was really surprised to find one flowering specimen of Canada Violet nestled among limestone boulders. I could find no other violets of any kind in the woods as yet.  Usually, the Long-spurred and Downy Yellow Violets bloom before the Canadas.

False Hellebore is not blooming yet, of course, but its big spring-green leaves have reached their stage of curvaceous perfection.


The Furry Gnome said...

Wonderful reminders of what's to. Come here shortly!

Bryan Pfeiffer said...

Lovely shots throughout! Great use of flat light.