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Bloodroot: Another Five Months


I can’t remember for sure but I think it was Flickr where back in the spring the folks at Monticello found this picture of bloodroot (click for larger version) and asked if I’d be willing for them to use it. That just fell into place this week.

I’m pleased to have my image from our roadside (with a tiny photo-credit and bit of compensation adequate to pay for a month of DSL) to illustrate a timeline of Thomas Jefferson’s brothers and sisters birth and death. It is or will soon be accessible (on screen display?) in some fashion at Jefferson’s home place near Charlottesville.

Spring wildflowers–they bide their time under a skiff of snow this morning, waiting for a cold five months in the frozen ground. Somehow just knowing they’re out there invisible gives hope: color, warmth, and short sleeves will come again.

4 thoughts on “Bloodroot: Another Five Months”

  1. Oh, I love bloodroot! I love how it unfurls so early in the spring. And I love your shot, Fred. Congratulations on having it used (and getting paid for it!)

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