This is from a walk in the woods in town, not where we live. Tis bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)! Check out those leaves. So very modest. Donâ€™t look! Donâ€™t look!
Back at home, I visited the lone hyacinth, last seen here on March 22nd. Itâ€™s opened up a bit, eh?
The lawn is dotted with eastern blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium atlanticum).
Let the records show that our feral forsythia has finally started in â€“ earlier than last year, to be sure, but later than the highly southern latitudes just a couple of miles from here.
When youâ€™re lying in the leaf litter taking pictures, sometimes you come across unexpected riches, likeâ€¦
â€¦a whole stash of bonus hyacinth in the beginnings of the woods.
Have you ever wondered just exactly what an almost-open daffodil looks like? I know I have.
Check this out, it canâ€™t decide if itâ€™s white, or yellow. Sweet.
Weâ€™ve got some coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) â€“ normally our very first wildflower, but this crazy spring, itâ€™s scrambling to keep its place in the line-up.
Click here to see what it looks like when it goes to seed.
Hold on to your hats, the willow (species unknown) out by the mailbox is simply crazy.
This is soooo weird, because these guys didnâ€™t get going until a MONTH from now last year, when other things were up and running that so far Iâ€™ve seen no sign of.
And now, for the audio portion. I visited the wetland across the way. Want to hear the quintessential sound of Vermont spring? (Hint: if you are not from around here, the correct answer is â€śyesâ€ť.)
I admit, I got distracted by the end by a tadpole, which I didnâ€™t capture in the video. But hereâ€™s a tadpole for you:
And-and-and I spotted something green amidst the clutter of leaf litter and and and itâ€™s TRILLIUM.
Stay tuned on this puppy, itâ€™ll be glorious. (Trillium erectum.)