The wildflowers are here!

Posted: April 18, 2017 in flowers
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This morning, I took my s-i-l on a walk through “my” park.  To my joy, I saw drifts of wildflowers in the forested area as well as some evidently uncomfortable in crowds, blooming shyly on their own or with only a friend or two.  Although it’s quite muddy, tomorrow morning will find me properly dressed for a walk on one of the dirt trails that meanders close to the river, carrying my Nikon as well as my phone.  I didn’t get very far off the path this morning, but here are a few of my finds.

© janet m. webb 2017

Perhaps wood anemones?

© janet m. webb 2017

© janet m. webb 2017

Dutchman’s Breeches


Flower God, God Of The Spring
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Flower god, god of the spring, beautiful, bountiful,
Cold-dyed shield in the sky, lover of versicles,
Here I wander in April
Cold, grey-headed; and still to my
Heart, Spring comes with a bound, Spring the deliverer,
Spring, song-leader in woods, chorally resonant;
Spring, flower-planter in meadows,
Child-conductor in willowy
Fields deep dotted with bloom, daisies and crocuses:
Here that child from his heart drinks of eternity:
O child, happy are children!
She still smiles on their innocence,
She, dear mother in God, fostering violets,
Fills earth full of her scents, voices and violins:
Thus one cunning in music
Wakes old chords in the memory:
Thus fair earth in the Spring leads her performances.
One more touch of the bow, smell of the virginal
Green – one more, and my bosom
Feels new life with an ecstasy.
  1. Tish Farrell says:

    Yes, lovely wood anemone’s/ wind flowers/ in the top pic. I wonder if they traveled the Atlantic or if they are a native variety. Beautiful wherever they are.

  2. Sue says:

    Lovely wildflowers, Janet

  3. andy1076 says:

    It’s so beautiful when spring finally arrives, everything is finally coming back to life! ☺️

  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    I love this time of year when the forest floor is carpeted in flowers ❤

  5. Dan Antion says:

    Lovey flowers. Very good close-up photos, Janet.

  6. joey says:

    Wonderful poem, lovely photos. What a pleasant return 🙂

  7. You chose the right time & light to capture the beauty of these flowers, Janet. I look forward to seeing more of them.

  8. thirdeyemom says:

    So pretty! Ours are just starting

  9. What a beautiful walk and poem! Those are flowers I’ve never seen.

  10. Madhu says:

    Love that poem. And what delightful surprises your spring showers you with. I suppose those that migrated to our part of the world didn’t survive the heat 🙂 Thank you for sharing the joy Janet.

  11. Beautiful! I love spring and definitely miss it, living here in Sri Lanka in the tropics. What a lovely photo.


  12. marianallen says:

    I didn’t know RLS wrote real poetry! All I knew was his Child’s Garden of Verses. Thank you for those beautiful photos, and that lovely poem. 🙂

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