It’s been so warm and beautiful and easy to get out to see all the new plants and I’ve been out each day so I won’t miss a thing. Last year the Lady’s Slippers were old by the time I saw them and I don’t want to do that again!
So far this is the most unusual flower I’ve seen. I didn’t notice it at first because it just looks like a bunch of leaves when I’m standing, but I noticed the “cup” and squatted down to be met by this view! Striped, spotted with yellow, with a cover! And a dark little head in the cup!
These delicate little flowers are all over by the creeks and wetlands but there is a warning that goes with them, they are very poisonous! They look like little snowballs but watch out!
Lots of these in the swamps around here shining like little stars in the dark swamp.
Kind of cool how they are wrapped in the silky covering.
Wild blueberry blossoms.
Wild blueberry blossoms mean wild blueberries in July. Hopefully our little blueberry pickers won’t encounter baby bears like Sal in Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCluskey.
White Oak Leaflets.
Easy to see why New England has such beautiful autumns. These will soon be large and very green but the color without the chlorophyl is lovely.
Dainty little flowers.
I don’t know what these are, maybe it’ll be easier to know when the berry shows it’s little round self, if that is the fruit on this bush. In the meanwhile, I am enjoying all the flowers around in the woods!