Sunday, May 6, 2012


Lilies of the Woods
Through the shadows
of early woods,
Carpets of white
arise in pools of light.
Spreading out far and wide
in glorious song of spring’s arrival.
Donna Donabella

Trilliums are a glory of the spring!  They are a wild flower that is native to the northern forests and they put on a spectacular show about this time of the year.  There is one particular stretch of Lakeshore drive between Schnurs and Butternut Lake that is so beautiful at this time of the year.  So worth a drive there if you are living in the area!

I will be back there to shoot this again on a sunny day!!

If you pick a trillium it takes years for the plant to recover enough to rebloom.

I love how this shows the amazing quantity that grows if undisturbed

It takes 7 - 10 years for the plant to produce optimal blossoms

This is truly one of the joys of living here!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Deb,
    Very lovely captures! I recognize at least one of these spots, as I shot there last year. I'm hoping to get out this week with my camera, since the trillium are getting into their prime. Busy last week moving K home from college for the summer :)
    Take care.