“First Up” – White Trillium, Stouffville Reservoir

“First Up” - First White Trillium of the season, Stouffville

Yesterday I talked about the cycles of nature and how wildflower blossoms follow a sequence. I posted a series of photos recently, documenting the blooming of several local wildflowers in a bit of a sequence and noted that the white trilliums should soon begin to show. Alas, show they did!

I went back to the reservoir trails today, at lunch, to check on a stand of Trout Lilies, also known locally as ‘dog-tooth violets, which were not quite open yesterday morning. They were in full bloom today, and after making several photos of the lilies, I ventured further into the woods. Of course, the Red Trilliums were still in full bloom, and there were plenty of Spring Beauties, also referred to as “May Flowers” by some. What I was not expecting, quite yet, was the small clusters of delicate white trilliums interspersed between the wild leeks. By the looks of them, this was the first bloom of the season, and the photo above is the first one I saw, thus the title, “First Up”. I spent the rest of my lunchtime walk enjoying and photographing the abundance of flowers on the forest floor and will share them in subsequent posts.

Nikon D300
Nikor 70-300 mm f/45.-5.6 @ 220 mm
1/160 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 250

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