The earliest of the native woodland spring wildflowers are known as ephemerals. They emerge before the leaves on the deciduous trees begin to open. We've finally had a couple nice days in a row of spring weather, so I decided to have a look in our backyard.
Below are some of the little wonders that I discovered...
|a look inside Jack-in-the-Pulpit|
(Technically, these are not ephemerals, but I have always
been enamored of them, so I had to include them)
|a single fiddlehead|
|fiddleheads from a different kind of fern|
|fiddleheads from yet another species of fern|
Have you ever tried fiddlehead soup? Its a delicacy in this region and I've heard its delicious.
|a pretty branch|
|Notice the powder from this catkin (from a birch tree)--|
it is one of the the culprits of my son's (and many other people's) spring allergies!
|Notice the dusting of pollen that I woke up to on our pick-up truck|
I hope you enjoyed viewing the photos as much as I enjoyed getting out there and taking them!! (Of course I really have a ton of other stuff that I should be doing, but...)
I suppose the title of my blog is a little inaccurate at this point... My blog is evolving in an unpredicted way, and I'm just going with the flow of what inspires me. If you have any suggestions for a more appropriate name, I'm open to hearing them. But then again if I go and change it, then I might go on a quilting spree-- who knows!
At any rate, have a great weekend!!