Just the grass greening up in a landscape filled with sage and juniper. Quiet, perhaps the sounds of Meadowlarks and Sparrows singing, an unassuming landscape in a quiet place.
Yet upon closer inspection we were provided with quite a treat. Chocolate Lily – Fritillaria atropurpurea were hidden in theses still greening grasses.
“Chocolate lily, also called “rice root” by Indian people, has bulblets that look like grains of rice. The bulbs grow relatively close to the surface and are easily extracted. Bulbs were dug in spring (before flowering) or in summer or fall (after flowering) using a digging stick, a wooden spade, or the fingers”
Some were on full display and added a a wonderful splash of color and gave us quite a surprise on what we thought would be a unassuming walk through an early spring landscape.
It’s nice to have no assumptions.
5 thoughts on “An unassuming walk”
I do like the way you have taken a lower perspective
Lovely flowers. There is beauty everywhere…you are lucky to live close to all of this beautiful nature…(Suzanne)
Oh this is so lovely. I have used this serendipity thing for years and am never disappointed. Your shots of the flowers are super special because of your lower expectations brought you spectacular results. Keep up the good work.
Gorgeous, such fragile beauty.
Wonderful finds and images.