Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Dancing Path

Round-lobed Hepatica
Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa
(Hepatica americana, Anemone americana)

As brown and grey as the woods are at this time of year, delicate wildflowers are springing up everywhere the sun touches the earth. There is a winding flowery trail of these little white wonders through the Two Hundred Acre Wood this week, and one goes dancing along the path, trying to avoid stepping on them wherever possible.

I apologize profusely for the flowery litanies being dished out this week, but it was an extraordinarily cold and snowy winter here in the north, and the white season seeemed to go on and on and on forever. The appearance of every single wild cousin encountered in the woods is a blessing and a rare treat.


Wendi said...

Never apologize for giving us flowers! ;) I especially loved the tulips. The color took my breath away. Your photos are always so gorgeous; photos of flowers are just that much more gorgeouser. :)

L'Adelaide said...

I second that...never apologize for giving me flowers! I love watching your 200 acre wood hatch out from a cold wintery sleep...I don't have that here in sunny CA and it's a sudden emergence of EVERYTHING, not a slow, delightful stroll of eye-popping surprised over weeks on end....I enjoy every picture you take.

love, linda sky

GreenishLady said...

No apology necessary! The profusion of flowers is very welcome here. I could just linger with all those little beauties all day long! I love that you share them with us. Thank you.

Pam in Tucson said...

So lovely! Flowers are always welcome. They're a rarity in our desert - coming in wild bursts or, more often, not at all. These hepatica are exquisite.

Suzie Ridler said...

I agree! Crazy to apologize over the joy of flowers. Considering it's cold and rainy here and I haven't been warm since December, a taste of true spring cheers me up.