Monday, March 21, 2011

The Beauty of Spring

The Round-lobed Hepatica is blooming!
Need I say more?

I should say I took these photos on Saturday at Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve
Up here in north central PA the snow is barely gone, but at Shenks Ferry the beauty of spring is beginning to appear above the litter of last year's leaves.

Tiny Wasp on Hepatica
Even a wasp was enjoying the hepatica.
Fortunately, I had my Pentax Optio W90  in my pocket, because when spring served up a surprise like this extremely tiny wasp, I was't able to take the shot with my DSLR.

Round-lobed Hepatica

Hepatica is much more than just a beautiful early spring flower.
Some very ingenious design traits belong to this delicate looking flower. 
I'll post some more hepatica photos and comment on those traits soon.

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  1. Oh my. Your photos are quite wonderful and I look forward to learning much from your posts.

    I'm a late in life nature nerd.

    Eastern Passage, NS

  2. Sybil, thanks for visiting my blog and for the kind remarks.