Saturday, April 26, 2014

Time for Spring Flowers

I was up in Wisconsin yesterday and today. The spring flowers are blooming. They're some of my favorites (especially since they don't seem to need a helping hand from me, the woman with the brown thumb). Plus, I'm still trying to learn how to use my camera phone. The photos often come out fuzzy (I'm sure that it's me and not the phone). So I had to take a few shots just to see if I could get one or two right.

No surprise that the daffodils and hyacinths were taking off. It's prime daffodil season.

But there was also bloodroot (what a creepy name for a lovely flower). Bloodroot is reseeded by ants carrying off the seeds, eating the part they like and tossing the rest. I've never actually seen this, but it's well documented. The Native Americans apparently used the red sap from the underground stems to make a red dye, but the plant can be toxic, and you especially don't want to get it on your skin, so I choose to admire from afar (well, not afar, but without touching the plant).

The photo below isn't the best, but there were fields of yellow wildflowers. They may well be weeds for all I know, but they're very pretty when so many of them are bunched together.

Spring is so much fun. Every day (or at least week) something new is blooming. 


Mary Preston said...

All very pretty. My garden has gone into hibernation. All except for the Chrysanthemums - blooming just in time for Mothers Day.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Mary, I love chrysanthemums! They're so bright and cheery.