“Delicate Spring Beauties”
“It’s often surprising that the seemingly delicate has unseen strength and resilience” – Ed Lehming
Spring Beauties (Claytonia virginica) never cease to astound me. They are among the very first spring blossoms to open up, long before trilliums and other ephemerals. They bloom in even frosty conditions. I expect this has something to do with their diminutive size, which is not apparent in the photo, where I was trying to capture the flower detail.
There have been many years where I have been surprised at how early they bloom, but are good indicators that other blossoms are soon to follow, even if the conditions don’t seem advanced enough, they seem to know.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/250 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400
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