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I love my God, my country, my family, my job, time with friends, sitcoms and photography. I like crowds, walking in falling snow or summer rain, chocolate, wine tastings, weekend campfires, and travel by plane, train, tour bus and automobile.

Spring Beauty


“Perhaps no other wildflower announces the new season as fervently as the spring beauty.” – The Nature Conservancy.

Spring Beauty, or Claytonia Virginica, a very tiny wildflower found in my neck of the woods.
Spring Beauty, or Claytonia Virginica

Each flower is about 8 mm. (1/3″) across when it is fully open, consisting of 5 petals, 2 green sepals, 5 stamens with pink anthers, and a pistil with a tripartite style. Read more here.