Even though there was a light rain falling this morning I wanted to take a quick stroll around the yard to snap some pictures of the first colors of spring...
When you think of a huckleberry, most people envision the Evergreen Huckleberry with its dark purple berries, which look like mini blueberries. But did you know there is also a Red Huckleberry?
The Red Huckleberry is not as common as its sister the Evergreen Huckleberry but around here, they are everywhere. In a few more months its pale pink urn shaped flowers will have turned into little red berries, which are sweet and good to eat.
|White Trillium aka White Wake-Robin|
Trilliums are a favorite wildflower for many people (me included). Right now they are popping up everywhere, covering the woodland floor with white blossoms that will turn to a dark pink with age. They bloom just about the time that robins appear so they have gotten the nick-name of “Wake-Robin”.
|Western Skunk Cabbage aka Swamp Lantern|
Even though we live on a mountain ridge, we have a lot of water up here and the Skunk Cabbage to prove it! The stinky plant likes swamps, small streams and wet woods. Even though they have a pretty color to them, they have an unpleasant odor as well, hence the name Skunk Cabbage.