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Went mushroom hunting last weekend and didn’t find a one. I did find a few wildflowers, mayapples and a jungle of old tree vines, or what we call grapevines, strong enough a big kid could swing on from tree to tree like Tarzan. (I wanted to, but decided against it. I was safer holding onto just the memory.)

I had no idea that tiny green insect was there until I downloaded the photo to my computer. I don’t know my wildflowers, so if anyone can identify them, comment away.

The mayapples are up early this year.

This vine forms an archway.

A tangled mess. Maybe George of the Jungle’s failed attempts?

A twisted grapevine.

Sorry, no sighting of Tarzan or George or any wild man for that matter. :(

Update: The yellow wildflower is a Trout Lily. See comments below by Bonnie, Mark and Dezra. The blue blossoms are what I suspected – violets.

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  1. Awesome photos – the blue blossoms are Violets…

    • I thought maybe so, but I did not want to tell the world wrong. Thanks for the compliment! and the I.D.

  2. The yellow blossom has me stumped… Interested in knowing what it is…

    • It is much smaller of course than it appears in my close-up. Should have taken my mom with me, she knows all her plants, trees, etc.

    • Hey, I just clicked and found out who you are. I am so thrilled you commented! I have been thinking about joining RCAA!

  3. Great nature series! I love the twisted grape vine. Well done all around!

  4. So pretty! I love the spring feeling in the pics.

  5. Beautiful! On the yellow flower, google Trout Lily and look at images to see if that’s what it is. That’s what I suspect it is.

    • Thanks for the compliment, Dezra. You are right; Mark Ostendorf and Bonnie Michelle say the same thing.

  6. The yellow flower appears to be a Yellow Trout-Lily (Erythronium americanum)
    Cool photos!

  7. The yellow flower is known as a Dogtooth Violet or Trout Lily

  8. Loved the walk. Flowers are sometimes better than mushrooms! Took pictures of Trout lilies last spring and waiting for them to open this year. We often are play if tag with our photographs!

  9. First yellow, then its complementary color—violet.
    Next are small leaves followed by big big leaves.
    Then lots of straight barks with a wildly curved bark as a foreground
    Finally, a terribly twisted bark.

    I love your sequence! :-)

  10. Stunning pictures! Spring is really shaping up beautifully out there. ;-)

  11. Happy curves and tangles of vines: they’re fun to photograph, aren’t they?

    Steve Schwartzman

  12. Everything looks so lush! Amazing for so early in the season.

    • It is very pretty in Central Indiana. We have had to cut the lawn twice. And some spring flowers and tree blossoms have come and gone already. Thanks for stopping by again.

      • I’m so far behind on my blog reading. And I’m in Michigan right now handling some matters for my mom’s estate. I really need to catch up. Your shots are always so pretty!

      • Thanks, Lisa. I understand how hard it is to keep up with so much going on in our personal lives. I follow about 120 blogs and whew! it keeps me busy over early a.m. coffee and bedtime snack! Hope your estate matters go smoothly so you can have closure.

  13. I love, love, love wildflowers. There are tons of nice wildflower picture books. Pick up one for your region. You will love looking through (and learning names) it in the winter!

    • That is a very good idea. I should get one for trees while I am at it. Thanks for the “like” :)

  14. These are gorgeous! I was wondering what those mayapples were called. We have them in our neighborhood woods.

  15. Awesome pics…Nicely captured.

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