Saturday, May 3, 2014

Today's picture/Easter in May


In my book report on Miracles on Maple Hill, I mentioned that I learned something new about the bloodroot plant. The name of the plant in bud is "Easter candles."
All over the ground around her were great green leaves, each with a cleft in the side. Up through each cleft came a long thin stem, and on top of each stem stood a pointed bud exactly like a candle flame
When I went out today, I was thrilled to see I hadn't missed them. 

13 comments:

  1. Terrific to learn something about nature from your reading and then find the perfect example in your yard!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a beautiful picture! I agree with you and your commentator, it is lovely when something we read about we then come across, in nature, isn't it? We are having the same spring of course, living in the same part of the country as you - a very slow spring coming in. Daffodils are still unfurling here. A few buds out, and crocuses of course. It's not snow! lol Fascinating name for the plant, isn't it, and what it means. I don't know that I've seen them before.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is fascinating about the bloodroot. My daffs have some buds, but no flowers yet. And yes, 'it's not snow!!'

      Delete
  3. I have loved these since I was a little girl, and they still grow in my garden. But I never knew about the "Easter Candles" name.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I never knew either until I read Miracles on Maple Hill!

      Delete
  4. Nan, I was trying to get some of your recipes. I clicked on Louise's soup but it took me to a quinoa stew. So I clicked on quinoa stew and it took me to some kind of muffin..........What's happening? Can you help?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Louise's soup is at the end of the wild rice and quinoa muffin recipe. And the quinoa stew is at the end of the apple muffins recipe.

      Delete
  5. Fabulous photo of these flowers. They are one of my faves. Thanks for posting!

    ReplyDelete
  6. They really DO look like candles! I'd not seen these before, although I think they grow over here, too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I had never heard of bloodroot until a few years ago.

      Delete
  7. I've never heard of these lovely flowers before...I wonder if they don't grow over here in England.
    They seem mysterious and the flower embraced tenderly by the foliage.

    Jane

    ReplyDelete

I am really going to try and respond to your comments as soon as they come in! Please do come back if you've asked a question.
Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.