“Hepatica Cluster”

“Hepatica Cluster”

“After a long winter, spring flowers offer much-needed cheer to our lives.” – Ed Lehming

Honestly, I don’t get tired of these lovely spring blossoms and their variations. The hepatica I have observed over the years go from pure white to shades of pink and purple, I suspect driven by the various minerals in the soil.

This year they seemed to bloom a bit early and I was very surprised to see a few clumps blooming even before the Bloodroots. There is a fairly set and predictable pattern to blooms but this year has been a bit different. It’s been cool but drier than usual. I’ve also been self-isolating and have held off spending much time on the trails, primarily driven by the guilt of it being non-essential travel. As the weeks passed I decided it was essential to my mental health and have been out a few times since.

Seeing these little clusters of cheery blossoms has made a world of difference to me and I’m enjoying being able to share them with others who may be in the same boat of being confined to their homes and properties.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm

1/500 sec, f/11.0, ISO 200

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8 Comments on ““Hepatica Cluster”

  1. Hi. Wonderful image. I love the composition’s natural beauty, elegance and simplicity. Have a great day.

  2. These white Hebatica are quite similar to Finnish purple Hebatica. On the purple Hebatica leafs are green all year long. Nice photo and story again!

  3. Pingback: “Early Cohosh Blossoms” | Ed Lehming Photography

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