Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Woodland Wildflowers in Maine

May is woodland wildflower season in Maine. Our cool, wet weather has been good for flora and for late season flu. Luckily, I didn't need to walk far into my woods to find spring and sunshine.

Wild Geraniums open to sunshine.

Mayflowers are budding below the White Pines.

Star Flowers shine from mossy rocks.

But what is blooming above the Forget Me Nots?

Here's a close up
of my mystery bloom.


I'm taking next week off from blogging. 
I'm finally over the flu, 
but I need to catch up on work 
before the kids finish school. 
So much going on at end of term!

Next post will be June 6th.


A Cuban In London said...

You know what? I'm reading your post at the same time as madeleine Peyroux came on Radio Paradise. As I was bobbing my head up and down to the music, I was saying to myself: "This is what spring's about!". Oh, yes. It's not just the beautiful photos, it's also the feel of them and of spring as such. We're having a terrific weather now in the UK. Who would have thought that two weeks ago we had risk of flooding round my house? I feel inspired by your photos, especially because tomorrow we're starting an after-school food-growing project in my school, led by a great and clever teacher and I can't wait to see the little ones' faces when they see those strawberries and tomatoes growing.

Many thanks. Between you and Peyroux, you've made my afternoon.

Greetings from London.

Amanda Summer said...

is the mystery bloom lupine?

i'm sorry to hear you've been ill - strolling in the woods amidst all this glory certainly aids in healing!

best of of luck in the days ahead - the workload always seems to increase exponentially at end of term.

Sarah Laurence said...

ACIL, glad to be part of your good day!

Amanda, good guess as lupines are common in Maine, but they are larger and bloom later in June. This is more of a weed flower. My daughter announced that she was going off Facebook for the 2 weeks of exams and prep. I figure I could make up for my lost week of being ill if I went offline next week too.

prince snow farm said...

Adoring your flower posts.

☆sapphire said...

It's the first time I've seen the wild geraniums. The color of them are really lovely. "Woodland wild flower season" sounds great! It conjures up an image of a magical carpet of wild flowers with tree leaves casting dese shade! I saw the wild violets in bloom in one of your recent posts too. I so love violets.

Sorry to hear that you are not fine. Take good care of yourself, Sarah!!

walk2write said...

I'm glad you feel better. A walk in the woods works wonders for the body and soul. I hope you get a lot of work done on your break.

walk2write said...

I almost forgot: Lobelia?

Cat said...

Glad you're feeling better! A nice walk in the woods is always healing...physically and emotionally :)

tina said...

Start feeling better soon. Lovely wildflowers!

Jan said...

I suppose it could be some type of salvia or sage...there are native varieties, and especially if you've found them in the woods. But it also looks like ajuga...which isn't a wildflower. I like some forms of ajuga and have them but they can be a little aggressive in some places. Lovely blooms, all of them. Glad you feel better now;-)

Donna said...

Those flowers are so pretty. I really like forget-me-nots. I have no idea what the mystery flower is! Oh and you had asked about the tree in my yard--I think it is a crab-apple tree. I'm not the best at identifying things in horticulture! I guess that's obvious.
I'm glad you're feeling better! I hope you get caught up with things. This is such a busy time of year!

Rose said...

Lovely wildflowers, Sarah; we're in the midst of a heat wave here in the Midwest, so these photos are a welcome breath of cool air.

Sorry to hear you've had the flu, but I hope you're on the mend.

Carol said...

Hi Sarah, I am late to this post. Beautiful wildflowers and the one over your forget me nots is a lobelia . . . or is it? Reminds me of one. How awful to have the flu in the springtime. Enjoy your kids final school day fetes.

troutbirder said...

Methinks at about the same latitude we share many of the same beutiful spring wildflowers. They are truely a wonderful gift. Get well now... :)

Andrea said...

It looks like ajuga, a garden escapee no doubt, in the mint family