Friday, April 24, 2009
Running away to the woods...
My best remedy for tension is to get out into the woods and paint. Yesterday I imagined I might find a morel or two (doubtful!) but I KNEW I'd find wildflowers to add to my collection, and I did. J. and I had driven through the Missouri Natural Area the other day and I'd spotted a different flower in bloom, so yesterday I packed up my gear and went in search of it.
It was a Cutleaf Toothwort, a very pretty little wildflower said to be abundant--but in our woods, far outnumbered by spring beauties and rue anemones!
This is the best picture I got of it, above...
As a work in progress:
It goes by several names, even its Latin binomial varied--here's what Missouri Wildflowers has to say, though--you'll find it on this page: http://www.missouriwildflowerguide.com/White.asp
(And sorry, Yahoo/Flickr seems to be having issues today--things are opening SLOWLY...)