“First Cohosh Blossom of the Year”
“Spring is a time of firsts . There is always a first blossom, a first leaf, or a first new growth. After months of watching things fade away, firsts are so refreshing.” – Ed Lehming
Last week, as I was out taking photos of an early blooming patch of Hepatica. Since I was shooting with my macro lens, I was up close to the ground and paying close attention to the area adjacent to the subject of my photos. It was at this time that I just happened to notice this very tiny Cohosh blossom. It’s only about two centimeters tall, and because of it’s deep blue-purple coloring, it’s next to impossible to see from a standing position.
What surprised me even more was the fact that they were already blooming. I don’t recall ever seeing them bloom before they leaf out, but it also explains why I am seeing butterflies already; the early blossoms are providing early nectar for the butter flies to feed on. Overall, this has been a very strange spring. I’m looking forward to what the next few weeks have to offer.
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/320 sec, f/16, ISO 800