Maggie and I went for a walk from the house down to the river this afternoon. I hunted hard in places where wildflowers like to grow, and I found some! The key word there is "some." There should be lots by May 1, but things are beginning to show up.
Here is a composite of three different violets. Except for the solid blue ones, you are seeing every single one that I saw.
With all the water this week, the river is high. I love this view of it. This is actually a backwater area. When the water is down this is an area where I can walk. The main channel of the river is the farthest back bit of water that you can see. If I had taken a video, you could see that portion is moving quickly while the water nearer to me is quiet. It's not the exact same spot, but you can compare it to the views in "A Quiet Backwater."
Finally, I got more than I bargained for on this one! I found one, yes ONE, trout lily (dog-tooth violet, adder's tongue) in bloom. As I was taking the picture I realized that there was some sort of little fly on the flower. But look! When I got home and looked at the picture, I actually caught two flies in the act of ensuring that there will be many more little flies. I have no idea which fly it is.
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