Sunday, May 11, 2014

Spring Bloom at Penitentiary Glenn Metropark, Kirtland, Ohio

A heat wave is bringing out the leaves! The wild flowering dogwood, not real common in our woods, are coming out. Redbud, very rare in our woods, are also blooming. This is the peak time for the beautiful jack-in-the-pulpit. We saw all of the flowers below in Kirtland, Ohio's Penitentiary Glenn Metropark:
It's true! Nature's First Green Is Gold!

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Robert Frost1874 - 1963
Nature’s first green is gold, 
Her hardest hue to hold. 
Her early leaf’s a flower; 
But only so an hour. 
Then leaf subsides to leaf. 
So Eden sank to grief, 
So dawn goes down to day. 
Nothing gold can stay. 
Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Penitentiary Glenn
Bluebells, Penitentiary Glenn

Flowering crabapple

Spring doesn't last long. Get out into it now and keep your eyes open! As Robert Frost wrote, "Nothing gold can stay."

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