I went back to that short section of the creek trail and I was surprised to find, hidden way towards the back, all sorts of flowers in bloom. Purple ones, of course.
The periwinkles were everywhere. And they weren’t the only ones growing like crazy here. The Forget-Me-Nots were starting to bloom as well.
I struggled getting a good shot of the Forget-Me-Nots. They are so small and low to the ground that I had to contort myself to get a good angle and then to focus on them in an uncomfortable position made it that much harder. But I prevailed!
When I got home fro my walk I couldn’t help adding my own purple flowers, the grape hyacinths, to the mix. These guys are slowly getting bigger and a little more vibrant each day.
I’ve done a little more research and I’ve realized that those red maple buds, with those red petal-like things, are actually the seeds. Or what I like to call “the helicopters”.
Red Maple Seeds
You can see in the photograph above that the leaves are there but they are not where/what I thought they were. There’s so much to learn about nature.
Further down the creek path, I spotted these dried up berries. I don’t know what plant they belong to but it’s neat to see their translucent skin and the seeds inside them. I wonder what they look like when they are plump and in their prime.
At home, the grape hyacinths are starting to grow. They are still small and so very cute. These are some of my favourite flowers. I wish they stuck around longer but they are only around for a short time.
Back in the garden again today. I just can’t help myself but when spring arrives and all the trees are in bloom along with the spring flowers making their appearance it’s just so hard not to get out and photograph.
It doesn’t matter how many times I do this each year I still want more the next year.
One of my favourite flowers is the Grape Hyacinth. A bunch of little bell shaped flowers in a triangular bunch in vivid purple – I just love it! I just wish they would stick around longer – say all summer? But alas we are only bathed in its beauty for a short time.
Forget me Not
This bunch of Forget-me-nots was in the shape of a heart. Usually found in circular clumps I was surprised to find these in the heart formation. Kind of apropos, no?