Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Springtime Magic

An amazing harbinger of spring, Bloodroot is usually a woodland native... imagine my surprise when I came across this little patch at The Arbor House, a bed and breakfast where we spent the night in Madison Wisconsin last weekend. The Arbor House is an amazing little eco-inn, a model for urban ecology.

When bloodroot first emerges, often busting through the leaf litter as in this photo, the single leaf is wrapped around the white flower bud. Slowly it unfurls to present a perfect little white flower with a golden center...

It truly is the little things that make life great!

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice plate!
Here's a link to the book of plates I'd mentioned. I picked up a copy today... only $25 at that bookstore on Beford :)

Besler's Book of Plants