Trillium Time

About this time of year, people ask, “When’s the wildflower display in Shakerag Hollow going to be at its height?” And I have to wonder what each person thinks of as the height. Is it when mounds of purple phacelia cascade off the boulder tops? When scores of Dutchman’s breeches dangle in the breeze like a Lilliputian laundry day? Or is it when May-apple blossoms begin to peek out from underneath umbrella-like leaves? My guess is that most people consider the white trillium, Trillium grandiflorum, bloom the height of Shakerag’s wildflower season. Last weekend, I saw my first of these  gorgeous flowers for this year. There will be many more in the weeks to come, but with the appearance of the white trilliums the crescendo that builds to the height of the season is definitely under way! IMG_5948

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