Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Trout Lily

This is the first trout lily flower of the season (April 22). One of my favourite springtime flowers; I can never decide if I'm more enamored of their mottled brown trout speckled leaves, which shimmer like spun glass up close, or their yellow and russet nodding flowers. They are amazing, but a here today, gone tomorrow phenomenon. I've also seen violets, spring beauties, and bloodroot in bloom.
Spring is a time of rapid transitions. I'm sure me and my pencils can't keep up. I'm taking snapshots as memory aids. Maybe in summer, when days get slow and lazy I'll get around to them.

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