My heart is always pushing for a walk in the woods. Luckily my youngest son is usually up for a hike as well. I had no idea how many wildflowers would be blooming. It was a pleasant surprise.
The above photograph is of Blue Flax. So dainty and intricate.
I must apologize, I don’t know many of the names of these flowering beauties. If you do, please let me know in the comments. I am always looking to improve my flower knowledge.
All of these wildflowers are delightful and most were well hidden along the trail. So, I found myself on my hands and knees a lot. Something my son found rather humorous at first and then joined in with me.
This particular trail is mostly in the shade although I did find this gorgeous yellow flowering native plant basking in the bright sunshine.
I was quickly mesmerized by this cotton ball like plant. I think it was going to seed, not sure what it looked like in its prime before turning white. It was unassuming and tucked under other plants and grasses. Each of the pearl puffs are about 1/8 of an inch wide.
For a more detailed look, I posted yesterday about my process while photographing this cotton-like weed.
This sweet Purple Nightshade wildflower reminded me of Native American Dreamcatchers. The green details in the center of this flower are so unique and lovely.
I have to end with my true wildflower. My son played in the sandy trail for so long. We would probably still be there if I didn’t move us along. He was so excited when he put his hands into the sand in this spot and declared “It is cold!”. It gave me lots of time to marvel at our surroundings and see the details in this beautiful part of the trail.