Along the Menomonee River

I love to follow the wildflowers over the growing season. Every week brings new flowers to delight the senses! This week's blooms include scilla (among the last of these) trout lilies, bluebells (both blue and white), and violets. We also met a crayfish along the river. He was very happy when daughter returned him to the water.

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Flowers - 2013

These are among my first-ever flower photos, taken over the growing season in 2013. I was early on the learning curve with that first digital camera, finding my feet with focus, format, and editing.  Many of these blooms are from my mother's garden. She is deceased now, but her birthday was just a few days ago. I'm so glad to have these sweet reminders of her and the flowers she loved so well.

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Early April Blooms

A favorite spring activity is taking walks to see what's blooming. This week there is bloodroot, scilla, periwinkle, spring beauties, and forsythia, among others. The skunk cabbage leaves are sprouting up and more trees are producing blossoms. The bluebells are getting ready, looking mostly pink at the moment. We also caught a duck taking a nap! 

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Signs of Spring at Jacobus Park

Spring arrives slowly in Wisconsin; we can have cold temps and snow well into April. But signs of spring are everywhere when you look closely! Below: trillium, tree buds, Virginia waterleaf, skunk cabbage, bluebells, and local wildlife. Credit to my family members for the last three photos; they shared their pics on a day my camera batteries ran out. The last flowers are winter aconite and snow drops.

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