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Fragments from Floyd

Spring Beauties


Actually, Spring Beauties is another flowering plant that now that I think of it, is probably blooming just up the road.

Here is Trillium grandiflorum, white phase. It can also emerge as a light to medium shade of pink.

About 9:00 of a morning, the light tops the east ridge, sending angled shafts of sunlight through the trees. Branches are still only partially filled out as leaves slowly emerge.

If you keep your eyes open, you can sometimes find one of those beams of light from 90 million miles away where it falls just so, onto and at times, through the pedals of a wildflower,  the unlit background framing the bloom in black.

I like that.

3 thoughts on “Spring Beauties”

  1. I love backlit leaves and flowers much more than front lit. I have made my photographer husband aware of this, when he had not noticed it before.

  2. Ah, the beautiful Trillium grandiflorum! Our Pacific Coast forests used to be full of them (or a very similar species). In fact, they were protected here for decades. It’s a long time since I’ve been hiking in the forest, so I’m not sure if we still have trilliums. I know we don’t have the same expanse of forest we had years ago, during the 70s, when I lived in the Comox valley on Vancouver Island. Thank you for that wonderful look back, Fred!

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