I have been wanting to share the photo my friend George Ella Lyon took earlier this month for her newsletter. It features her favorite poetry book from childhood (in Harlan, Kentucky.) I love how she reveals her emotions with this image, like she does again and again with her words. (The title is hers as well.)
|Pansies and Poems, by George Ella Lyon|
So, first a reprise and a follow-up, as promised -- this photo, I believe, is an emerging Erect Trillium, which I photographed in central Kentucky (see blog #29). Then during my outing with the art students a week later, I saw this same species just past its prime. The shape of the leaves doesn't look exactly alike -- is that just due to variation in the eastern part of the state?
|pink lady's slipper |
I am sharing this photo as is, even though the color isn't quite right. I am sure I just got too excited about being back and seeing the change in four days. I then simply forgot to pay enough attention to my camera! However, I did better with the other photos I took in that orchid patch.
|another hooded "about to bloom"|
|the original plant, this time from the side|
I realize, dear viewers, that I'm subjecting you to many more photos than I usually do. Think of it as a kind of spring celebration! Here are six final images I am unwilling to hold over until next weekend:
|flora and flooding in Laurel Gorge|
|Solomon's Seal (a lily) with hanging buds -- see three of these plants in this photo|
|two nearby Jack in the Pulpit, at Laurel Gorge|
|It was thanks to these students that I was at Laurel Gorge! They took some fine photos themselves.|
|delicious lettuce my husband is growing at home|
|a goldfinch -- now "golder" and wetter -- in the maple|