A Spring Walk

I ask you now, do you see Jack in his Pulpit? Sweet Violets, sweeter than all the roses… Walk now…do not rue the day you miss Rue Anemone. Will you yearn for Ferns? A Late Season “Spring Beauty” Would you like a Nightcap with your Wood Anemone? •  •  • Photos ©2013, Jen Payne

Wildflower Week: Trout Lily

Trout Lilies by Mary Oliver It happened I couldn’t find in all my books more than a picture and a few words concerning the trout lily, so I shut my eyes, And let the darkness come in and roll me back. The old creek began to sing in my ears as it rolled along, like […]

Wildflower Week: Dutchman’s Breeches

Dutchman’s Breeches by Marjorie Kahl Lawrence The fairies washed their panties And hung them up to dry. Who else could wear So small a pair? I’m sure not you nor I. They’re made of finest satin And trimmed with yellow lace, That the fairies hung The leaves among In this secluded place. And if I […]