Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sunday stills: flowers

I missed last weeks Sunday stills due to being busy and such and I really didn't have motivation to do this week. I love flowers, I am terrible at photographing them. I don't have ones growing too much right now other than in the gardens and they are boring. Red tulips, some daffodils etc.

My friend Stepanie and I went for a walk back her uncles property. Wile wading through the swampy path and around trees we came across a few trilliums.

"Trilliums!" I shouted and borrowed her camera to take pictures.



See here in Canada each province/territory has it's own flower or plant. Trilliums are Ontario's. I've never seen them growing wild before. My mom used to have some at the old house but that was before I was born. She always talked fondly of their large white petals.

Aren't they pretty? They can be a variety of colours depending on the soil they are growing in. Neat!

So anyway we trudged through more swampy laneway due to the recent rain and came across not three plants but HUNDREDS!!

Excuse the blurry mess I made we were trying to balance on a log in the mud.
Of course theres a sad, but failed attempt at a macro, also standing in the mud on something I think a rock.


I think they might be illegal to pick, I am not sure. Anyway it keeps people from picking them. I know in some states in the US it is illegal. They sure are pretty to see a dreamy white carpet of them shrouded by a canopy of grand maple trees.

Spring sure is pretty.

22 comments:

jrosey said...

I love trillium! There's definitely a little somethin' special about them. Great shots!

Ed said...

We have Trilliums in Tennessee, I'll add a shot of one to my SS post this morning, great shots and welcome to Sunday stills..:-)

Andrea Baker said...

wow it looks like a river of flowers! great shots.

WhimsybyMari said...

What a beautiful shot of all of them, exquisite flowers.

dibear said...

Love trilliums! We have deep red and yellow ones blooming in the woods here (E.Tennessee).

CTG Ponies said...

Gorgeous!

Sydney said...

Thanks for the nice comments. They sure are pretty flowers for something so simple.

Sherri said...

Love the "river of trillium". Beautiful submissions. Good job!

theegggather said...

Saw some of these yesterday, but didn't have my camera. Trillium is also Ohio's wildflower. Great shots.

J9 said...

Beautiful trilium! I don't know if they grow in CA, but I'll have to check!

Flo said...

Beautiful!! I don't think I've ever seen trillium before. But then if they like Canada they probably won't like Hawaii :)

Mine's up over at my photo blog.

Andrea said...

As a fellow Ontario resident, I totally appreciate your beautiful trillium shots!! :) And yes, they are illegal to pick I believe.

Kelly said...

We've got them here in Illinois too. Great photos!

gtyyup said...

We have trillums on the West side of Oregon, I haven't seen one in years...one of my favorites as I grew up. Beautiful shots!

VioletSky said...

A field of trilliums is always a treat.
(I was going to ask whereabouts you were, then looked up your profile, which sortof scared me off!!)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! I think you did a splendid job at photographing your trilliums. They are just lovely!

~Lisa
New Mexico, USA

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You did a great job at photographing those lovely trilliums. What a great find!

~Lisa
New Mexico, USA

Sydney said...

Scared you off? lol why would that be?


I found out this particular species of trilliums are not illegal to pick in Ontario. It's the bent or upside down trilliums that are endangered that are illegal to pick. So I am just fine because I dug one up for my mom and brought it home. She was very excited because she used to have them.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Just beautiful! You found hundreds..what fun! :)

Quinn said...

More trilliums - I'm so jealous, I can't find one this year! Those are beautiful.

WildBlack said...

Pretty flowers! Nice addition to the sunday stills! Good work!
Nivin

Pete said...

Welcome fellow Ontarian! Love trilliums too. And yes, illegal to pick, okay to dig up and replant.

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