Silent Sunday

Mayapple

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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59 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. Isha Garg says:

    This is so refreshingly soothing! πŸ’™

  2. Lovely lighting and bokeh!

  3. Treah says:

    We often see the leaves, but rarely the flower. Great shot!

  4. Joanna says:

    Stunning! I’ve never seen it before but will now have to keep an eye out for it! Do you know if they grow this far north?

  5. NorCal Zen says:

    That is a beautiful flower. I’m not sure that I’ve seen it in real life. A Mayapple? Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo. Made a great start for my Sunday πŸ™‚

  6. bittster says:

    So pure and fresh! I can almost hear the birds singing in the background πŸ™‚

  7. Jewels says:

    So lovely, Eliza…

  8. Pretty and calm – a great way to start Sunday (though considering how much I’ve already done today, I don’t think it’s really the start to my day).

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Sarah. Maybe a bit of calm before the next storm? πŸ˜‰
      How’s the garden coming? Maybe Choppy can pose next to some flowers, or better yet, balance a vase on her head…or maybe not!

      • Everything is in, as of this morning! I do have two pots left to plant, but I don’t have anything for them yet, so I’m counting it as finished (they’re also two relatively easy ones to plant, so once I find what I want, I can take care of them before or after work). Now, I just obsessively check my plants to see if they’ve grown at all.

  9. Alice Pratt says:

    Such a beautiful capture & flower…you must have been on your belly to take that! Maybe 6 years ago, I saw the very unusual leaves of Mayapple, in woods near here…took me hours on the computer to find out what it was…now every year we look for the plants…only a few there.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Alice. Apparently, they have a symbiotic relationship with a specific fungi, which enables them to thrive. I had a few that I bought and never did much over a decade, then all of a sudden, a couple years ago, they became more vibrant and started to spread. Having just learned about this fungi, it seems to explain why.

  10. Alice Pratt says:

    Maybe 6 plants total…some on each side of the path. I think only one flower per plant…and one fruit. Never noticed them anywhere else. Yesterday 92Β° here, now 55Β° !

  11. Angela says:

    Just lovely 😊

  12. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Beautiful, love the delicate green light

  13. Kris P says:

    Not something you see here! Lovely!

  14. Cherilyn says:

    Beautiful; also, I am borrowing your idea lol, I really like your Wordless Wednesdays and Silent Sundays, and since I tend to write some very long pieces three times a week, I decided to cut those down to two per week and make Fridays a single photo, no words, because I need a break from the writing, and I suspect my readers need a break too lol. I just want to say thanks for both the visual expressiveness of your own photos and the great idea for a nice “take a break” point every week.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you kindly, Cherilyn! I started doing the same a couple of years ago for the same reason and it has become a habit, lol! I like the simplicity and everyone enjoys a moment of beauty, right? πŸ™‚

      • Cherilyn says:

        I know I do, especially on Fridays, after a long week, and right before a weekend is a good choice for where I tend to pull the most viewers.

        πŸ™‚

  15. Widdershins says:

    A sun-brella πŸ™‚

  16. tippysmom2 says:

    Mayapples tend to be abundant in my neck of the woods. They are very unique. I’ve even seen a recipe for mayapple jelly, but haven’t tried it.

  17. Perfect for a silent sunday.. As though lying low, looking within to gather all the energy for a busy week ahead.

  18. Robin says:

    Beautiful light, flower, and bokeh. There’s such a sense of serenity to this image, Eliza. Wonderful. πŸ™‚ I miss Mayapples. I’m not sure if we have them here on the Eastern Shore or not. Perhaps a little more inland. I’ll have to look next time we go to one of the inland state parks. We had them all over the place in NE Ohio.

  19. Laurie Graves says:

    Loveliness!

  20. InfiniteZip says:

    i love the dappled light on this dainty bloom ❀

  21. ladyfi says:

    Such peaceful beauty!

  22. dawnbirdau says:

    Another beautiful photograph!

  23. Indie says:

    Gorgeous! I should check to see if mine are blooming yet.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Indie. I would expect they would be, as you’re not far from me. Since they are hidden by the big umbrella leaves, you really have to search them out!

  24. neihtn2012 says:

    Now I know what a May Apple is, although it is still a flower at this point. Thanks Eliza!

  25. Maria says:

    Very delicate!

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