Jack’s Walk

The first trillium of the year, ©voyager, all rights reserved

Jack and I searched the forest today looking for open trilliums and we could only find one. It’s a red one which isn’t surprising because the red trilliums always show up first in our woods and it was in perfect condition which is surprising because the red ones seem to wither almost as soon as they bloom. There are masses of trilliums this year, but it’s been cold and damp and they’re slow to open. Last year many of them didn’t open for much the same reason so I’ve got  my fingers crossed for better this year.

I did try using a mirror to take this photo, but I couldn’t make it work. It reflected too much sky and looked awful. Instead, I got down on my hands and knees as usual (hence the shaking blur) and pretended I didn’t hear those noises I made getting back up.


  1. rq says

    The red ones are extremely short-lived and fragile, but they’re so beautiful!
    Hope you get some white ones soon, too.
    Any chance of finding jack-in-the-pulpit? They like similar conditions, used to find them quite often, but they’re a lot stealthier.

  2. voyager says

    I know where the Jack-in-the-pulpit hide, but they’re not up yet. They’re actually my favourite woodland flower.

  3. Nightjar says

    So gorgeous, I love the textures and sheen in the upper petal. The details are wonderful. And good to see you finally have some wildflowers to admire. :)

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