coming out of my shell

coming out of my shell

Monday, May 30, 2016

The things I saw

Here are some of the old friends I DID manage to see in Upstate New York a few weeks ago.
A proudly magnificent Solomon's Seal

Trillium, with some kind of little bug crawling around the center

Virginia Bluebells, pretty far from Virginia

Lilies of the Valley, you know the Valley I'm talkin' about, the one where you have to walk it by yourself?

Skunk Cabbage (top) and Marsh Marigold (bottom) in the swamp lands

Wild Geraniums, one of my favorite wild flowers

The amazing wild, red Columbine

A debonair Jack in the Pulpit

The Mighty May Apple, as Mother Earth News has referred to her

A pale yellow Primrose, not really all that prim

Peony shoots coming up, always a reassuring sight

The mysterious Hellebore

Freaking Fern Fronds, for cryin' out loud!

And last, but not least, the always hilarious Toad Shade (a variety of Trillium)


  1. That horrible snow of the winter in NY made for a beautiful green in the spring.

  2. I do think we appreciate these delicate beauties even more because they too have survived the harsh winter. Hope springs eternal and all that.

    1. There is a special excitement factor when spring flowers push their way out of the frozen ground.

  3. So many flowers, so little time.


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