Walking in the woods in search of wildflowers is one of my favorite things to do in spring. Countless flowers push forth from the deep, leafy humus before the trees leaf out, taking advantage of the warm sunshine and completing their life cycle in a few short weeks before the canopy fills in and shades the forest floor. Many, like the Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) above, will completely disappear, while others, like violets, will keep their leaves, making what food they can in the dim light.
These photos were taken at The Trustees of Reservations Chapel Falls Brook, a hike I featured during Walktober, another lovely time of year to visit.
Almost: “beautiful-secrets-of-the-woods”…. including Lady Slippers & Wild Oats.
Oh it’s lovely to come on this walk with you! Glorious, actually 🙂
Thank you, Christy. I wish I could put the birdsong and sweetly scented air in the post as well!
And it is definitely the season of new birth with nature showcasing her fledgling wild flowers.Thanks for taking us along on this lovely walk.
Thank you, Dor. My pleasure!
Love the hobblebush, what a pretty leaf 🍃🍀
Thank you, Karen. Isn’t the veining on that leaf wonderful?
Ahhhh, I love trout lilies (aka dog tooth violets) and up in the upper right of that first picture, I think you also got some spring beauties. Lovely.
Thank you, Lisa. Yes, it was a flower-filled walk!
I am a fool for the awakening of Spring blossoms ….. 💕🙏💕
It is exhilarating to witness the renewal. I swear I forget how GREEN the landscape gets around here!
Beautiful photos! It’s a delight to find the winter-barren Forest filled with wildflower jewels on e again. Blessings, Sarah
Thank you, Sarah. It is an amazing rebirth – it always delights me. 🙂
How lovely! Wonderful photos. We both live on similar acreage and we both have wildflowers.
Thank you, Cindy. But very different flowers! I love seeing the difference climate makes.
Can’t beat spring with all the wildflowers! Very nice photos Eliza
Thank you, Mike!
such a variety of spring flowers you have, I recognise some of them!
There are so many! Often fleeting, one needs to get out there weekly in order to witness them all. Thanks for stopping by!
In this generally nasty world, we need all the lovely things we can set our eyes on!
I couldn’t agree more!
What a lovely introduction to ‘your’ wild flowers!
Thank you, Anne. We are blessed to have abundance in that area. 🙂
Thank you, Derrick
Hobblebush, great name, beautiful picture.
Thank you, Brian. Apparently, early settlers’ livestock would get entangled in stands of it.
It is annually refreshing to see these little things each spring. How dreadful to someday experience Silent Spring.
Pray I never live to see the day…
Oooooh my favorite, woodland wild flowers! Love! I just came from the lake where I didn’t walk about much due to the days of rain and much mud BUT I did notice some dutchman’s breaches blooming and violets. Did not see the trilliums but my trillium in the home garden is now in bloom. I’ll have to walk about more once it dries out a little. I can’t wait to peak at the vernal pools close up!
The wildflowers have been lovely this year. However, I don’t seem to have any peepers this spring – last year was so dry and then our pond had to be dug up in winter and again in early April. I miss them!
I think the peepers are too cold this year Eliza. I read that the colder it becomes at night the slower their peeps.
Poor little critters – it’s been a harsh spring for them.
Lovely. I can’t remember ever seeing a wild yellow violet before.
Thank you, Susan. They seem to prefer maple woods with a more neutral pH.
Spring seems to be marching on there. Looks lovely
Thank you – it feels that way!
Gorgeous walk 🙂
Thank you, it really is!
So glad you’re on the upside of the year!
Oh, me, too! Every day is such a blessing, I’m loving it!
I was struck by this phrase: “making what food they can in the dim light.” It gave me a new understanding of the drive for life in nature. In all of us living beings.
The primal urge. 🙂 Thanks for your comment, Albert.
So nice to go on a walk with your. A beautiful place.
Thank you for joining me! 🙂
Watching what all the native plants do is a great way to learn about what will flower in our own gardens and to note the conditions they like. Thanks for taking me along on your walk Eliza.
Thanks for joining me, Christina. 🙂
Lovely. I like seeing the names.
Thank you, Sherry. Glad to oblige!
What a lovely spring walk. Nice to see the brook too. My favourite walks are along rivers. Never seen yellow violets before!
Thank you, Allison. That trail is one of the best around here. The spring wildflowers there are magical!
Heaven in earth…
Oh, so true. God’s grace spoken in flowers. 🙂
Lovely to see your woodland and wild flowers in the spring. And that rushing stream looks amazing too. Beautiful photos. I have found that taking pics in dappled light can be challenging.
Thank you, Carol. Yes, it is hard to find a middle ground with dappled light.
Lovely to see your woodland and wild flowers in the spring. Nice to see the brook too.
Thank you, Jeffrey. It is lovely here all year round, but spring’s awakening is extra special. Thanks for visiting.