trilliumSpring comes slowly here in Vermont.  Finally, we’re starting to see some color in the trees and early flowers blooming.  Today, while we were out hiking in the woods we found this beautiful red trillium in bloom.  We’ve seen Colt’s Foot and Trout Lilies, Witch’s Hobble, Spring Beauties and Blood Root.  We finally have daffodils and forsythia blooming too.

early treesBut the most amazing thing to me is the colors of the trees.  I didn’t notice this until I lived in New England.  Usually we think of color coming in the Fall, but the trees turn amazing shades in Spring too.  The oaks turn a delicate shade of salmon; the maples are various shades of rust and red; the birches are that classic shade of spring green; some of the alders are a pale grey-green.  It makes for a beautiful hillside before there are any leaves at all.

Here are two pictures I took last weekend in Connecticut.  They show a greater range of tree colors since they were further along.  Click on the thumb nail to enlarge.

spring trees 1spring trees 2


4 Responses to “Spring”

  1. 1 David May 4, 2009 at 4:08 am

    I really like the trillium. Quite stunning! Though we have been enjoying our Gerbera daisies and lilacs in the garden over here 🙂 The daisies in particular have been very prolific and we have been able to bring in blooms for the table quite a few times since we planted them.

    • 2 David May 4, 2009 at 4:13 am

      On a slightly different note, I am planning to soon try my hand at propagating the Bay tree in the back yard to see if we can’t give some bay leaf producing plants to some friends.

  2. 3 norma schlager May 14, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I think that Luscious Trillium is begging to be made into a quilt!

  3. 4 Erik West March 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I’d love to use the Trillium picture on a website I’m working on for Go Vermont. I think it’s wonderful to lure folks out for a walk or bike ride as spring arrives. Would you be willing to let me use it in that site? The website address is connectingcommuters.org.
    I do some of the editing for that site and we are currently adding color to a few needy pages. Your picture is striking. Thanks.
    Erik West

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