Color Returns

Gasp! There’s color. My mind needed a moment to confirm that my eyes had not tricked it. But yes, four times in the past week I found life unfolding once again. Each splash was an invigorating surprise.

Meanwhile, tomorrow promises a foot of wind-driven snow. These springtime pioneers, having bravely entered the late-winter frontier, will temporarily be buried. For me, the introduction of color was just a tease. Tomorrow I return to color’s absence, when nature paints the world white, reminding me that it’s not spring yet.

Skunk Cabbage
Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
Lesser Celandine
Lesser Celandine (Ranuniculus ficaria)
Can you identify this one for me?


    1. How appropriate? Thanks for the information (i.e., Galanthus). I can only guess, given the location of this one, that it once washed downstream to take residence in the “wild.”

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