The adventuresome life of a Great Pyrenees/Newfoundland dog in Northwestern Ontario

Wildflower Wednesday 3

Things are really growing fast around here. We’ve put together another sampling of what’s blooming in the woods this week:

Thyme-leaved Sandwort - Arenaria leptoclados whose tiny flowers are very easy to miss! Good thing I use my sniffer to help Elizabeth find these wildflowers, eh!   ~:o)=

Thyme-leaved Sandwort – Arenaria leptoclados whose tiny flowers are very easy to miss! Good thing I use my sniffer to help Elizabeth find these wildflowers, eh! ~:o)=

 We don’t just have white flowers here, you know. There are just more white flowers at this time of year. So, we’re throwing some colour at you today!

Early Blue Violet - Viola sororia

Early Blue Violet – Viola sororia

 

Bunchberry - Cornus Canadensis

Bunchberry – Cornus Canadensis

 

There aren't many of these around. They are pretty hard to see, too! Hooker's Orchid - Platanthera hookeri

There aren’t many of these around. They are pretty hard to see, too! Hooker’s Orchid – Platanthera hookeri

 

Star Flower - Trientalis borealis

Star Flower – Trientalis borealis

 

Pale Corydalis - Capnoides sempervirens

Pale Corydalis – Capnoides sempervirens

Elizabeth got really excited when she found these. She has never found them on ‘The Estate’ before.

Three-leaf False Solomon's-seal - Maianthemum trifolium

Three-leaf False Solomon’s-seal – Maianthemum trifolium

By this time, I’m getting a little mosquito-bitten…

Is that the lake up ahead? Boy... I sure wouldn't mind a little swim! Hurry up, Elizabeth.

Is that the lake up ahead? Boy… I sure wouldn’t mind a little swim! Hurry up, Elizabeth.

The mosquitoes are starting to get to The Scribe, too. But there are some flowers that grow further up the trail that she really wants to show you…

Hoary Puccoon - Lithospermum canescens

Hoary Puccoon – Lithospermum canescens

 

Pale Comandra - Comandra umbellata

Pale Comandra – Comandra umbellata

 

Early Saxifrage - Saxifraga virginiensis

Early Saxifrage – Saxifraga virginiensis

 

Bicknell's Geranium - Geranium bicknellii

Bicknell’s Geranium – Geranium bicknellii

 

I'm trying hard to convince Elizabeth that we can go home now. It looks like it's going to rain. Hard.  ~:o/=

I’m trying hard to convince Elizabeth that we can go home now. It looks like it’s going to rain. Hard. ~:o/=

Elizabeth agrees that it’s time to go back. But as we head home, we have an adventure involving a bad tempered Black Lab and a Samoyed running loose on the trail. Their owner comes along on his ATV and apologises for their bad manners. We don’t usually see other people back in the bush. Maybe they weren’t expecting to run into anyone, either…

On our way again, we took a slightly different route home, and The Scribe  ***SIGH***  found some more flowers we haven’t shown you yet.

Sand Cherry - Prunus pumila

Sand Cherry – Prunus pumila

 

Pink Lady's Slipper - Cypripedium acaule. This is perhaps the most exotic of our wildflowers, and Elizabeth was surprised to find one in bloom so early this year. It's a type of orchid.

Pink Lady’s Slipper – Cypripedium acaule. This is perhaps the most exotic of our wildflowers, and Elizabeth was surprised to find one in bloom so early this year. It’s a type of orchid.

 

Wild Sarsaparilla - Aralia hispida

Wild Sarsaparilla – Aralia nudicaulis

By now it was raining…

“Just one more, Stella!”

Common Blue-eyed Grass - Sisyrinchium montanum

Common Blue-eyed Grass – Sisyrinchium montanum

I was tired of waiting. I wish I’d never suggested this. I got up and started walking toward home – a not so subtle hint since I was still on the lead. But I discovered that Elizabeth hadn’t anchored or tied it this time so, I just kept on going! It was kind of fun having Elizabeth trot along behind me with all her camera gear. BOL.

“Wait, Stella. Wait!”

I let her catch up before we got back to the road. BOL.

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Comments on: "Wildflower Wednesday 3" (5)

  1. Lovely photos, Elizabeth.
    My favourite is your Pale Corydalis – your use of shallow depth of field made it pop.
    Hope the mosquito bites didn’t bother you last night.

    • [Elizabeth] Thank you, Margaret. Unfortunately, I’ve got a real problem with them. I’m not scratching (much – sometimes I catch myself…). They’re forming Poison Ivy-like blisters. So are the tick bites. I’ve spoken to someone else who spends a lot of time in the woods and he has noticed the same thing. He thinks it’s another insect that’s biting, but I’m sure these are mosquito bites. Just have to grin and bear it. :o|

  2. Great photos :o) The small Violet looks so lonesome I would like to plant anotherone there, so it has a BFF :o)

    • There were others growing all around it. This one was just a little apart and gave us a good view of the whole plant. ~:o)= So kind of you to think of its feelings, though, Easy. You have a sweet disposition, BOL!

  3. dorenemeyer said:

    Reblogged this on Journey to Joy and commented:
    Some beautiful spring pictures from Northwestern Ontario!

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