A photo of a three-petaled flower on a plant whose leaves come also in triples.

Trillium blossom, almost finished

I have written before, and published pictures to show, about how these flowers start out a shocking virginal white and fade to an instructive dilapidated violet. I prefer the closing stages of the story.

This is the first picture here for quite some time. I’ve had an attitude problem in recent weeks, obvious in a lack of words just not pictures, in some part due I think to the failure of our efforts to make my current employer interesting again in and of itself. For most of this spring, I couldn’t bring myself to take the camera out of the bag and point it at a flower. But now there is a backlog of things to write about and of pictures of plant genitals. And maybe a bit of light poking over the horizon.



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From: Paul Cotton (May 27 2009, at 08:35)

Nice shot of Ontario's provincial flower. At this time of year Trillium's are prominent at the Bob's Lake cottage:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathycotton/2277373998/in/set-72157603942958291/

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