Saturday, March 28, 2009

Before the rain


Columbine leaves unfurling

Hellebore seedpods. Reminds me of some kind of carnivorous plant, eating a dead leaf (OK, I confess—I staged it).

Bloodroot. I'm obsessed with stamens.

Purple dead-nettle. Beautiful, but greedy, weed.

Toad trillium. Got a bunch of these on a plant rescue.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Taraxacum officinale

Simple and fresh and fair from winter's close emerging,
As if no artifice of fashion, business, politics, had ever been,
Forth from its sunny nook of shelter'd grass--innocent, golden, calm as the dawn,
The spring's first dandelion shows its trustful face.

—Walt Whitman

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Up and out, in the yard

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
March 9, 2009

Trout lily (Erythronium americanum)
March 10, 2009

Narcissus 'Tet a Tete'
February 27, 2009

"Ugly camellia"
March 2, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009