“Spring Beauties” – Stouffville Reservoir

“Spring Beauties”  - Stouffville Reservoir

Yes, I know, two posts in one day. 🙂

I had the opportunity today, now that it is starting to at least look more like spring, to go for a hike around our local reservoir. It’s a beautiful little sanctuary, with diverse plants and wildlife. The hiking trail offers me a nice place to unwind, and photograph, even during a busy day, because it is so close.

I was not expecting to see much growth yet, due to the cold and wet spring we have had, but was surprised to see plenty of wild leeks already in leaf. My expectations for finding any blooming plants was very low. But, to my surprise, there were several clusters of these beautiful and delicate pink/purple flowers known as “Spring Beauties” blooming at the base of several beech trees, which seems to be their preference. The other pleasant surprise was that the trout lilies are in leaf and the trilliums are starting to bud out. So, if the weather holds, we should have a nice display in a week or so. Looking forward to it.

Nikon D300
Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm
1/250 @ f/8.0, ISO 250

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