Tuesday, April 30, 2013

this golden april day

This last day of April is bright with the deepest of yellows!

The little rivulet below is bordered by a scattering of Caltha palustris, known here as "marsh marigold" but actually a member of the buttercup family.  It is startlingly bright against the still-brown forest floor: 




Also blooming today: forsythia, or what I now happily think of as "yellow bells," thanks to my blog-friend Tipper of Blind Pig and The Acorn, a wonderful site devoted to all things Appalachia.

Although I am New England born and bred and have traveled through only parts of the lovely and vast Appalachian region of the eastern US, the comments and conversations on Blind Pig always make me feel like I'm sitting at the kitchen table with a group of neighbors.


As you can see, the maples behind the yellow bells have not leafed out yet.  But they are blooming...so it won't be long now!
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11 comments:

  1. It all looks so beautiful, especially the pretty little stream.

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    1. It really is tiny, and only runs in Springtime, or when there is a LOT of rain. So many miniature habitats, everywhere we look! :)

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  2. Is that what those are? We have them growing wild in the park near here. I was super pleased when some sprouted up in the lawn last year (yeah, I am a little crazy like that.. I love low growing flowering weeds in the grass.)

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  3. Hi Quinn, I always love to see all the different spring flowers. I found some viola's coming up in the grass at the nursing home. I picked a couple and gave them to one of the older patients that I always visit with before I head home. She really liked them. My DIL always plants some wild flowers in her flower beds. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

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    1. Violas always remind me of my Grammy's little garden, by her front door. Happy, happy memories - thanks :)

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  4. Stunning - a Spring worth waiting for :)

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  5. Won't be long, for sure...I love a good walk through the forest - I'm always amazed at what's growing on the forest floor. We had forsythia when we lived in St. Louis - sunshine yellow...so Springy! Happy May Day, Quinn - Tanya

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    1. Happy May Day to you as well, Tanya! :)

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  6. I so get this "behind everyone else" in the blooming department. Love your shots of the flowers. They do a soul very good. The bluebells are nearly here...a few days yet.

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  7. Beautiful photos! Thank you for the shout out : )

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