Monday, May 9, 2011

Trillium Season

Trillium Season, originally uploaded by susanvg.
I think one special aspect of spring is the ephemeral nature of the flowers. Scylla, so prolific just a week ago have almost all died off. Daffodils have bloomed and tulips in the sunnier spots have opened. But it is the forest flowers I love - the flowers that belong here, that have not been brought from other places. The trilliums blanket the forest floor, blooming while the sunshine still reaches them, before the leaves open and shade the ground.

Violet Patch

Dogtooth violets with their downward drooping faces add their sunny colour.  Summer flowers last, though blossoms die off, more grow to take their places. Spring flowers have a short season - take time to find them for they are not here long.


  1. I, too, love forest flowers for their modest beauty. Yes, spring flowers are fleeting, but different kinds of flowers wake up and please us one after another, and they resurrect next year to fill us with fresh happiness.

    Enjoy your springtime.

  2. Your forest flowers are so lovely. Ephemeral nature of the flowers are beautiful and fragile. I hope they are cherished always.

  3. Love the 'natural' essence of flowers in the forest - beautiful! Enjoy fleeting they may be! :)

  4. Yep, natural forest flowers are the best. Trilliums are one of Peg's favourites. Sometimes we appreciate the fleeting moments more because they are so brief.