Wednesday, March 20, 2019

First Day, First Flower of Spring!

 Despite a warm sun and blue sky, it sure didn't look very spring-like along Bog Meadow Brook Nature Trail today, with hard-packed icy snow still deep on the trail.

But close by that trail runs a little brook where water was running freely, whispering its quiet spring song.

And there, protruding above the rippling water, were the swelling, brightly colored bulbous forms of Skunk Cabbage, our very first flower of spring.  But were the spadices really in bloom, deep inside those opening spathes?

Oh, yes they were! Not quite spilling pollen as yet, but this spadix was covered with opening florets.  No turning back, now!  Spring is here at last!