Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May Flowers

Spring is very slowly creeping in. This week, the spring wild flowers have started to bloom in the woods. These woods are in a park just a few blocks from my house, remnants of the boreal forest that once covered the area.

We found some columbine.

Strawberries are flowering below them. If you look closely, you can also see the Canadian Shield, showing, between the flowers.

Trilliums, the provincial flower of Ontario, cover large areas of the woods.

Just like on my driver's license, only better.

A large patch of forget-me-nots were growing wild at the edge of the woods. They are such sweet little flowers.

A woodpecker has been assisting in the cleanup of the woods.

My walking companions enjoyed the hike and hope we return soon.


  1. What a beautiful wooded area for you all, and trilliums, wonderful to see them in the wild.

  2. I love your flowers - they are so pretty, especially the columbines which won't grow here because it's not quite cold enough. Good to see Dolly and Doug getting their exercise!

  3. We love walking and enjoying nature. How large are the Trilliums?

  4. Thanks for taking me along (virtually, that is)! I don't think I've ever seen columbine in the wild. Are you finding many ticks this year? We are. :(