Arboretum, April 1

IMG_5736We went to the arboretum to get a sense of what’s going on this slow spring. This morning it was sunny for awhile, then it got cold and cloudy, and now there is freezing rain. Friends are anxious for a full-blown spring and warm weather, but I am enjoying this slower unfolding. We did see many early spring flowers and foliage heralding flowers to come.

IMG_5724 Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis


Trillium sessile

IMG_5726Wild geranium foliage (Geranium macalatum)

IMG_5733Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)

IMG_5738Bud on unidentified bush, TBD

IMG_5739Prairie has had its annual burning

IMG_5741The pond in the prairie was full. A nice change from last time we were there, when it was almost totally dry. This last week, nothing but rain, must have done it.

IMG_5745Horschestnut bud



The glade, too, has had its annual burning.

IMG_5753Shooting star foliage in the glade (Dodecatheon meadia)


Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

IMG_5755Wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

IMG_5756Celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)  and Harbinger of Spring (Eregenia bulbosa)


IMG_5763Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis

IMG_5764Lousewort (Pedicularis canadensis)

IMG_5767Hickory bud

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