Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bloodroot flower

Today's photograph is a Bloodroot flower, so-called as you might guess, for the colour of it's root. This was taken in the same woods as the other wildflower photographs in the recent blog posts, part of a conservation area outside of Ottawa. These woods turned out to have a wide variety of wildflowers all in one location. I don't often find this amount of variety in one place.

Normally for wildflower closeups like this, I like to make sure that the flower is in pristine condition, but somehow the missing part of one of the petals doesn't bother me at all. The flower looks like it is in it's prime, and I think the flawed petal is part of what nature is all about.

. . . Rob Williams