Sketches

Stop and smell the wild flowers

I have to admit that I may not have noticed the explosive arrival of Spring after the recent showers if I wasn’t spending so much time bent over trying to catch my breath on the long climbs. Nonetheless, I still get credit for stopping to smell the roses. (Even if there weren’t any roses on the Trail)

Red Robin and her husband Hydro helped me to identify these Southern Tennessee wild flowers that grew along the edge of the Appalachian Trail.

 

Can you identify these wild flowers? (It might be worth a snickers to the first one that correctly identifies all 3, but you’ll have to meet me on the Trail to claim them)

 

Yellow shower head

This big-guy looks like a yellow shower-head

 

This delicate violet flower just wants to be held

This delicate violet flower just wants to be held

 

I rarely saw these stoic yellow soldiers in groups. (These are my favorite so far)

I rarely saw these stoic yellow soldiers in groups. (These are my favorite so far)

 

3 Comments

  • Reply Monica May 6, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I’m very happy to see you stopped to enjoy the flowers. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Have a wonderful hike. I love you and I miss you very much!

  • Reply Didi May 13, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Following your good blogs for i while,I couldn’t ignore the challenge.

    Wild flowers so a wild guess;

    Erythronium umbilicatum* (dimpled  trout lilly) or  Erythronium americanum* (trout lily/yellow dogtooth violet).

     Viola Papilionacea (common blue violet)

    Ranunculus fascicularis (Early buttercup)

    You made this a difficult one.  Am i close?

    Thanks for sharing your  hike both through  sketches /pictures as through  words.

    Never loose the ability to wonder about and emjoy the things on your path.

    • Reply Gabriel May 20, 2016 at 1:56 am

      Didi!

      I wish I had a fraction of your botanical vernacular! Definitely worth at least a snickers, especially because I gave a poor clue on the buttercup… ( these are NOT stoic solitary flowers as I’ve recently walked through meadows blanketed in these beautiful plants).

      I’m glad your enjoying the blog, because I really enjoy sharing this experience with you!

    Now it's your turn to play!

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