Monday, May 2, 2011

Time Out!

Put down the brush.

Take a few moments and wander into the woods. There's a delightful little show underway starring Vermont's very own wild darlings.

Trout Lilly / Dog Toothed Violet / Adders Tongue (Erythronium americanum)

Red Trillium (Trillium erectum L.)

Yellow Violet (Viola Pubescens aiton)

Cinnamon Ferns (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum)

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

More Spring Beauties

and special guest star... Wild Ginger (genus Asarum)

Don't be afraid to get your knees and elbows a little dirty (no one's watching), most of these pretties are nestled low in the leaf litter and you'll want to get close for a good peek.

Who's performing in your neck of the woods?


  1. These photos are amazing! Did you really take all of them right near your house? Which means right near my house! I need to stop correcting papers and get out there.

  2. I did, these little beauties are alongside the trail up to the ledges. You would have laughed had you seen me wallowing on the forest floor. I had great fun, glad no one was watching. Go now!

  3. Enjoyed our first harvest of fiddle heads last night! How's your stash??

  4. Yum!, fiddleheads already? I didn't even think to check, thanks for the reminder.

  5. Just gorgeous pictures!

    re: Fiddleheads Up here in the mtns fiddleheads will be another week +

  6. Thanks, Liz.
    Dick came back from an early morning walk toting a couple of pounds of beautiful fiddleheads. Dinner tonight: Fiddlehead pesto pasta, with a handful of capers tossed in...can't wait


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