Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Trillium...

I took these pictures the day before the snow came.  They are of the trillium flowers that grow in abundance around the property.  They are one of my favorites.  They signal the "true" beginning of spring and a welcome sight!
We are fortunate to have an area so densely populated with these flowers.  Ants are responsible for their propagation and it can take years for the plants to flower and decades for them to spread so thickly.  The wooded piece of property is mostly undisturbed and can be seen speckled with the bright green of the leaves and stark white of the petals in the spring.

2 comments:

Thea Starr said...

You are very lucky! They are truly beautiful. Here in my area (Seattleish) there are a few populations of them here & there.

taralinda said...

Gorgeous!! Curious how ants spread them... very cool. ;)