Monday, April 27, 2009

Bloodroot

Bloodroot
(Sanguinaria canadensis)

Glowing white petals and golden hearts....

The first and the loveliest of the April blooming wildflowers in the Lanark Highlands, Bloodroot is a creature of dappled clearings and sunny days. On cool gray days, the petals are closely furled and enfolded within the wonderfully scalloped leaves like tiny porcelain goblets.

Bloodroot is not the most vibrantly colored resident of the Two Hundred Acre Wood, but it is dear to my heart, and the first blooms always leave me breathless.

4 comments:

Sande said...

Very beautiful photos. I also love the bloodroot and have been enjoying your blog.

Endment said...

Elegant blossoms! another of my favorites and your lens captures their perfection

nancybond said...

Cate, your blog is so beautiful, your photos so lovely, your descriptions so vivid that I swear I could just move in here. :) I always find exactly what I need when I come here. Thank you for that.

Deborah Carr said...

such happy faces...