Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Flowers: Early Spring Wildflowers

Trillium, Trout Lily, Bloodroot, Red Trillium

Our weather continues to be unseasonably warm and we have caught up and surpassed the average spring wildflower schedule. The tree leaves are emerging and that usually occurs the first week of May around here. Last week I saw no wildflowers other than the Skunk Cabbage and a few patches of Coltsfoot. The leaves of the Trout Lilies were just poking out of the ground. By Tuesday this week the wildflowers were not opening in polite succession, but were rushing to get their share of light before the woodland canopy closed over. I took the pictures in one area of a local bush on April 22.

My garden is also starting to bloom with plenty of yellow from the daffodils and forsythia. Grandma gave us a forsythia for our first garden and she always loved their early blooms. Our wedding anniversary is tomorrow. Grandma and Mom hoped the forsythia would bloom for our wedding day, but they delayed until early May that year due to cooler weather.

Happy Anniversary to us... April 26, 1975... thirty-three years and counting!

Forsythia in my garden

13 comments:

  1. Wow, that forsythia is so yellow, it's almost shocking, isn't it?! I just LOVE spring flowers!

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  2. Things are certainly moving apace.

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  3. Nature is such a glorious thing, and it's nice to know there is another soul out there trying to keep nature alive and healthy. Your environmental topics here are informative and good. I've linked to your site from my own nature blog.

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  4. Happy Anniversary to you both - that's a major accomplishment.Much happiness.

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  5. I have always loved forsythia but never knew what it was called! Our local blooms are struggling here as it has been unseasonably cold (it should be 60F here and we are still in the 40s and 50s) but tulips are starting to make their show.

    Congrats on 33 years! And many more to come!

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  6. Happy Anniversary Ruth! Wow... 33 years. Quite an accomplishment. The flowers are just beautiful. Have a great weekend.

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  7. Happy Anniversary! The forsythia in my neighborhood have just bloomed this week I've noticed.

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  8. Ruth--indeed, happy anniversary.
    I love the photo montage of Friday flowers this week.

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  9. Happy Anniversary. Love the collage!

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  10. Happy Anniversary, Ruth!

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  11. Happy Anniversary, Ruth! Great photos, and I'm so glad to hear it has finally warmed up for you.

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  12. Thank you all for your kind comments and best wishes on our anniversary.

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  13. Amazing spring flowers that you captured! Just makes spring even better when your colors show up like this!

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