Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday Flower Blogging

We are enjoying a stretch of amazingly beautiful weather here, and I've been kicking myself for not planning ahead better and requesting a day off this week. Inspired by rumors of bloodroot flowering locally, SodaBoy and I hit up a local state park after I got off work yesterday. The park is a geological and botanical wonder, one of the best spots in my immediate area to see spring wildflowers. The phenological rumors proved true. Witness:

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

4 comments:

Nadine said...

I'm glad you were not lead astray. I particularly like the shot of the wild ginger. It's easy to see that it might fly under the radar.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! SUPER! I'm a little jealous. We saw spicebush and trout lily.

Aliki2006 said...

I've never seen wild ginger! Beautiful...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

If it's as warm there as it is here, you must be itching to get out--are you seeing flowers on your job trips?