Friday, May 8, 2015

an unexpected gift

As I was out and about in the yard yesterday, I noticed a lone flower in the midst of the pachysandra ground cover. A flower that I hadn't planted and never seen before. I posted the photo on Facebook asking if anyone knew what it was. I quickly received the answer from quite a few people: white trillium. What is so cool about this is that it's the provincial flower and emblem of Ontario.

I was born in Ontario. :-)


  It's a protected plant  in Ontario provincial parks and conservation areas. Certain species of this plant are also protected in Ohio and Michigan. How this one lone flower came to be at my house is beyond me. I'm counting it as a gift.


And speaking of gifts from nature, I walked into my back yard today and was immediately hit with the scent of lilacs. Yep, my one big lilac bush was finally in full bloom! I wish I could cut some and bring them in the house, but my allergies are terrible. Unfortunately, these beautiful blooms make me sneeze.


Hope your weekend is filled with wonder and beauty!


12 comments:

  1. What a lovely unexpected gift. Perhaps a little birdie delivered it especially to you. :) Nature is amazing. Best wishes, Tammy

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  2. Indeed a "gift" . . . it should come back each year now in the same spot . . .

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  3. Love the unexpected blooms...always a gift!

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  4. I always love unexpected/free gifts in my garden! It's an exciting feeling, and what a beautiful bloom! Happy Mother's Day Mel!

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  5. I believe these blooms may be mother's day gifts from your boys. Happy mother's day!

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  6. Beautiful blooms. I mailed you package today. Ended up, I had to make a box to fit mini Miss B~~ Let me know when she makes it there, OK?

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Judy

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  7. I think a bird or the wind planted the gift and maybe next year there will be two! It most be the perfect environment for the trillium.

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  8. That is a really lovely flower and I think it was destined to find you. Are you Canadian? I didn't know that. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day, my friend.

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  9. What a lovely and amazing gift. It is like the seed fell from heaven just to grace your garden and to remind you of your birthplace :) Happy Mother's Day!
    Connie :)

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  10. It's a lovely flower and I didn't know it was Ontario's symbolic flower... I fell in love for the first time in Ontario...

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