Grackles and Squills

In a previous post, I mentioned the pussy willow flowers (known as catkins) were the first flowers to appear this spring, and today I’ve found my second spring flower – the Siberian Squill. This small purple flower was found by the creek and I would have passed it by if it didn’t stand out so much in the sea of brown. 

Siberian squill

Siberian squill

As I was shooting the flower I heard some rustling behind me. Two grackles were foraging in the trees behind me but I was able to get this quick shot before they flew off.

Grackles Hunting

Grackles Hunting

Continuing my walk along the creek path I saw some dried-up teasels. They are apparently very good at capturing small things that come into their vicinity. 

Speared

Speared

This poor little petal (or flower?) got stuck as it floated by. I’m not sure what it is exactly but it was doing a great balancing act on the spears of the thistle. I think I may be visiting these teasels more often to see what else they capture.