Monday, March 17, 2008

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The trilliums (trillia?) are finally popping up. They're a tad late. I suppose that weird snowstorm we had discouraged them, but they were all over the place this morning, which pleased me since they're just about my favorite spring flower.

If I had the energy and time, I'm sure I could think of more things to say about the trillium, but frankly, I'm a little short of both. I've got three articles due in the next few days, which is a heavy schedule for a plodding writer like me. Plus, Dave's birthday is this week, and I have to take the time to shop for him and celebrate properly, since he's getting so damn old.

So, posts may be a little scarce this week, but I promise I'll get some good stuff up once this little hectic spell passes. Meanwhile, you might want to click over to this Prairie Ecosystems website and page down to see some nice photos of prairie wildflowers and insects. You can see more if you go here and click on the link to each locale listed. One of the places, Nichols Park, is just a few blocks from my old apartment in Chicago. Apparently, they did a prairie restoration on a patch of grass in that very urban locale. I love that.



Photo from USDA Plants Database.

3 comments:

Perfumeshrine said...

How lovely for you on all accounts: happy birthday to him, may you finish your articles on time and all the best for the upcoming spring. Looks good already :-)

BitterGrace said...

Thanks, E. Good wishes much appreciated--I'm practically tearing my hair out here.

leopoldo said...

Goodness me - I love trilliums too, though they don't like my very free draining alkaline soil much...