Another rainy day yielded these photos taken locally.
A red maple: I think displaying flowering buds, at various stages:
These certainly look like female Acer rubrum flowers.
This appears to be an earlier version of the above, with stamens also attached:
Advanced leaf in a microclimate next to a south-facing rock…
Female house sparrow, I think….
Early Saxifrage peeking over the rock ..
Terminal flower bud of one of the Viburnums: Probably nudum var. cassinoides . I think that it is a Northern Wild Raisin because this is within an area where they are plentiful.
Elderberry … Sambucus:
In spite of reading this very technical, well illustrated article I still cannot determine what these structures are:
Above and below: Very different sporangia!
First glimpse of Ontario’s Flower:
I am using a bit of a different publishing method this time. We’ll see how it works out.
Thank you. It’s a wondrous time of year .. it’s all in the details. Saw a patch of trillums in BOTH colours. Mother Nature does not disappoint for those who choose to look and see. xoxo
I am starting to see both T grandiflora and T erectum here now. blossoms still quite furled though. This cold weather is delaying them. Nodding trillium in another week or so. No snow YET, today though. We have enough precipitation for a while.