Sunday, May 25, 2014

Trillium Time

For a little while every spring, our provincial flower, the trillium, blooms. You have to know where to look, which is along shaded rural roadsides. I go back to the same spot, not far from home, every year.

This is the kind of environment in whcih one may find them — but only is you hurry because they don't last very long.




But, of course, one must get up close and personal. They are mostly white, but you can find some reds.





Remind me to do this again next year.

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

now THESE blooms i miss from my childhood in wisconsin. :)

Mara said...

What pretty little flowers. They look quite delicate though.

Pearl said...

can I remind you now instead? I may forget by then.

lovely flowers.

Ruth said...

The trilliums and tulips I saw in Ottawa on Thursday were all but done. They wait all year for one week of glory. Lovely photos of one of my favourite blooms.

EG CameraGirl said...

I look forward to seeing trilliums every spring!

troutbirder said...

Sad to say the trilliums here in Bluff Country have the flowers underneath the petal and are hardly visible. In the boreal forest in the northern part of the State a different story. They're the flowers are upright just like yours...;)

Dale said...

I look forward to them every year and watch for them in the woods along the train tracks. Trilliums make me smile.

Hilary said...

I was so pleasantly surprised to see them around here also. Such a pretty sight. Thanks for these.

Mage said...

What wonderful pictures. I'd always wondered what that word meant. Thanks.

Gail Dixon said...

I love the colors of your trillium. Ours are a purplish-maroon color, not as pretty.

Shammickite said...

I walked TessaDog in York Regional Forest at the weekend.... lots of trilliums blooming, both white and the occasional red. A beautiful affirmation of Spring.

Mary Gilmour said...

I sure will! You managed to get the soft pink of the end of the blossoming without the plant looking wilted. Don't know how you did that, but it is stellar. We found wild reds in the woods in Virginia, smaller than ours in the situ where we saw them.