“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”
― Gérard de Nerval
I had to go back to this location again and get just one more image of the bunchberries, before they fade into summer and memories. There are certain plants that have a subconscious draw on me. Bunchberry is one of those. perhaps it’s my love of dogwoods, a family of plants to which these also belong. Miniature dogwoods! It’s the only dogwood that grows in Ontario that is not a tree or shrub.
I’m really not sure what draws me to dogwoods. Perhaps its the symmetry of the flowers or the deep textures of the leaves? In any case, I’ve enjoyed finding this small grove, just off the trails and enjoyed having the opportunity to photograph them just after a gentle rain last weekend, along with many other native wildflowers.
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1/20 sec, f/10.0 ISO 800
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I’m fascinated by them too – the way the flowers and leaves are held is so decorative. They seem to have been drawn with a gentle flourish rather than grown.
Thoroughly enjoyed catching up on your recent “wet hike” and mosquito pestered photography – many beautiful and detailed images, thanks for sharing! I hope the dragon flies make a welcome appearance soon…
Indeed. I’ve seen emerald jewel-wings, so the dragons can’t be too far behind 🙂
Bunchberries, what a cool name.
Yup, the red berries form a bunch.