Squirrel corn, dicentra canadensis
asurum canadense/wild ginger
Blue Cohosh,Caulophyllum thaictroides
Scarlet cup/sacosypha coclinea
These are all from my walks in Hollidge Tract, York Regional Forest. There is a lot to see if you look down. The last photo is a montage, with a close up of the the little tiny scarlet cup that you can see in the background (look to the top right of the close-up).
The blue cohosh fascinates me in spring. In just a few days it will look like any other plant, but it comes up matt black/blue and alien looking. I love it at this stage.
The wild ginger is another tiny treasure. The blossom is as big as my thumb.
And the squirrel corn is a delicate springtime favourite with an unfortunately bland name. Dicentra canadensis sounds much more suitable in this case.
Digital cameras with auto-focus and optical zooms are also a wonderful thing. All it takes to get these shots are a good eye and dirty knees.
And maybe, to make the tie with the last post, Enjoy your moments, I should add that all these photo's are taken, rather hastily, during my exercise walk. I use walking (and sometimes cycling) as it is good for both mind and body. I can't imagine why anyone would churn away on a treadmill like a hamster on a wheel.