Monday, May 2, 2011

A couple of critters and lots of spring wildflowers

What could be better than a beautiful week-end in Spring? I took advantage of the fine weather to check out my favorite wildflower area in a local nature park and I wasn't disappointed! The abundance of flowers and the interesting variety made the place a true treasure trove. The addition of a cute Red Squirrel and a "just as cute" Garter Snake made the experience even more special.

Red Squirrel

Garter Snake



Carolina Spring Beauty

Dutchman's Breeches

Trout Lily (or Dog-toothed Violet)

Colt's foot

Red Trillium


  1. I'm impressed. You know your flowers. I never see red trilliums around her. In fact, the only place where I have seen them was in your province -- at Montebello.

  2. Thanks AC. I love spring flowers. They appear quickly and don't last very long.

  3. Squirrels and lovely spring flowers yes, snakes definitely no! Flighty xx

  4. Awww ... snakes need love too! : -)

  5. I'm just as keen on snakes as Doris is. Being sisters we must have gotten the same gene. :-)

    Although I love flowers of all types I cannot remember their names - is there a 'flower memory gene' that I didn't inherit?

    Great photos Do!