Monday, March 3, 2008

Spring Harbinger

Another harbinger of spring. The pretty trillium, a diminutive species, which grows in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park coastside. It's quite different from the larger species which grows at Coe State Park.

Ah, these belly flowers have me laying in the dirt this week.

There is something thrilling about finding this and a few other favorite spring flowers. I think it's because they recall the thrill of hunting for and finding them in my childhood. Trillium grow in Nova Scotia as well as California so this is a spring treasure from long ago.