Tuesday, May 18, 2010

three white petals


my favourite woodlot
has bloomed
with trilliums

an annual event
much quieter
than the riotous
return of birdsong
but equally joyful

and easily as beautiful

simply
beautiful

27 comments:

Linda Sue said...

A trillium party! They are astonishingly beautiful all dressed alike! Like when all of the Moonies get married and there are about a million brides in white all looking the same- it is startling, and beautiful.

Dan Gurney said...

So lovely. There is beauty in simplicity; simplicity in beauty. How long do the blossoms show their splendor?

Elisabeth said...

Simply beautiful, as you say, Steven. It must be a joy to wander through such a subtle but glorious floral carpet.

Penny said...

Gosh these are lovely, and a whole wood full.
Here I am afraid we look as if we are entering another drought in what should be an assured rain area of 28 inches. We are very late we hope to have a break in March, the latest ANZAC day and here we are past the middle of May.
What I would give for a normal (if there is such a thing) year.

acornmoon said...

How beautiful that must be, I don't think we have those here?

Rachel Fenton said...

They are beautiful and so perfectly named. Great pictures, must be a marvellous sight to see in "real" life. Thanks for posting.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Wow steven!!! I have never seen so many trilliums. What a delight!
Thank you so very much for sharing.

Barry said...

That is a very healthy crop of trilliums, Steven. We're doing well here ourselves. This must be the year of the trillium.

ellen abbott said...

pretty. We have purple ones here.

willow said...

Heavenly. They have a certain otherworldliness to them. Yes, simply beautiful.

Loren said...

I'll have to echo Bonnie, here. That's an amazing number of trilliums. Here in the Pacific Northwest you're lucky to find two or three together by the trail.

Even Trillium Lake on Mt. Hood has nothing to compare with this field.

Reya Mellicker said...

Even the word trillium is beautiful. Happy spring, Steven. Your wonderful season of summer approaches!!

Dave King said...

Quiet beauty has much to recommend it.

Titus said...

Wow, I don't think we get trilliums here.
And that is a very big party, and yet at perfect peace. I also love the perspective of the photograph.
Quiet beauty indeed.

steven said...

ha linda sue - i remember those photographs when the moonie thing was scaring middle-class americans. row upon row of people. all the same. wow. steven

steven said...

dan my memory from last year is that they last a few weeks. they're so beautiful! steven

steven said...

elisabeth - it's actually amazing - but you have to walk with care as these are our provincial flower and so are protected! steven

steven said...

penny i think that "normal" in many parts of our life is a dynamic thing. the weather - well it would be synonymous with dynamic wouldn't it!!! we haven't had much rain and they are thinking it'll be a hot dry summer. alright. i'll take whatever mother nature thinks we need. steven

steven said...

valerie i don't know. i equate them with bluebell woods in england. personally i love the bluebells more!! steven

steven said...

rachel they really are beautiful in real life. they completely cover the floor of the woodlot. steven

steven said...

bonnie - i wish i could show the whole of this woodlot but it would be a bit much wouldn't it. they are everywhere!! steven

steven said...

barry - last year was also good in this woodlot but to be honest i hadn't really looked for them any other year. my eyes and my heart weren't quite as open to this world as they are now. i'm glad you're getting your fair share of trillium beauty also. steven

Kay said...

these are lovely,, i don't think we have them over here..simple is always so stunning..xx

ALeks said...

When I look at this photo I must think of Lord Tennysons - Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal -
beautiful in its simple,delicate shape,Trillium.

"The White Trillium
Trillium graceful,Trillium white,
star of the woodland,Lady of light
Lo, how she proudly stands in the glade,
tri-sceptred sovereign,Queen of the shade.
Stately she rises slender-stemmed,tall,
gracious response to springs early call,
lifting three leaf-arms
high from the sod,gazing with
pure face lip at her god."

Milena Matcska

Have a nice day Steven

Friko said...

a miracle of spring, steven, and a wonderful photograph.
No matter how old i get to be, I hope I will never stop experiencing this awe at nature and the wonders she performs.

Joanna said...

What truly lovely flowers they are! We never see a grouping like that here in BC. Maybe two or three. I guess that's why they're the flower of Ontario. Happy Spring Steven.

32˙North said...

My mom had a neighbor whose daughter changed her legal name to Trillium Puffin - it makes a little more sense now - but just a little!

They are incredible flowers!