Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Skunk Cabbage

Last Friday Ontario Wanderer posted a photo of skunk cabbage - his first spring wildflower. Well, if he's got one, I want one. He's in, you know, Ontario. I'm in New York. I feel entitled. So, Bill and I set out toward where they grow. It may be a fifteen minute walk if you're just trying to get there. But we dawdled.

When we got to where I know they grow, we saw just snow. Poking around a bit turns up some buds. I wouldn't call them flowers yet. But you've got to give them credit for trying.

On the homefront, brave little snowdrops are poking up through the snow.


Ontario Wanderer said...

You will know when the Skunk Cabbage is getting serious. The snow will melt around the plant.

As I said in my post, the plant that was flowering was stressed. There was not one other plant in bloom. That being said, I shall look again today to see what I can find.

LauraHinNJ said...

And when the snow melts, you'll smell it too, right?

Lovely snowdrop photo!