The photographic explorations of a former film student.

Flowers: Domestic and Wild

It’s spring in the midwest. Rains pour frequently, and when it’s sunny, winds still blow. The first flowers are finally out. In my yard, the daffodils unfold for spring, brining their bright yellow hue to the rain and clouds around us. A welcome contrast.

In the woods, there are also flowers. Untamed by man, nature’s wild charms adorn an otherwise plain scene. These small yellow flowers are about the size of your thumbnail.

Slightly larger white wildflowers grow in clumps around trees.

Nearby, the ground is covered with strange leafy vegetation. Yet there is something oddly familiar about those leaves. The flowers tell all. These plants appear to be the wild cousin of my beloved bleeding heart bush. However, their flowers look a bit more like butterflies than hearts sometimes.

These wildflowers are out in bloom before most of their tame counterparts, daring the snow and frost and showing the strength of their beauty. They are proof that wild beauty is natural and tough.

Next Week: Vases 2

Time to get back to indoor shots. As I mentioned last week, someone I know would like a couple of vases photographed.

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3 responses

  1. Nice flower pics, Amazing!

    April 29, 2011 at 9:07 am

  2. tony seliquini

    Did you ever find out what these are called?

    April 16, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    • I believe they are dutchman’s breeches.

      April 17, 2016 at 1:34 am

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