Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring comes to the dunes

The last two weekends, we've wandered out to the Indiana Dunes. On the 10th it was quite warm but this past Sunday was much cooler. In their turn, the wildflowers have been coming out to bloom. Spring beauties were out the first week but much more abundant the second. Bloodwort was lovely, then gone. As were the hyacinths and toothwort. The second week brought trout lilies, Jack-in-the pulpit, and red trilliums. We began with a beach walk.Here's Jack lurking behind some May Apples (getting ready to bloom)Here's another Jack--they were abundant this year. They are hard to see but once you spot one, then you'll begin to see more and more.The lawn by the Bailey Homestead, covered with spring beauties.A field of May apples. I always imagine fairies using them as umbrellas or for shade.

1 comment:

Jenny Woolf said...

The May apples are cute. I have never seen anything like them. I'd have loved them as a child, because, as you say, of the idea of fairies using them. I used to live in a fairy world when I was about 6!