Before all of my flower photos get stale I'll have to share them in big bunches, starting with my latest obsession: Spring Beauty. I'll not attempt to narrow this one down to its Latin name, as I just read that there is a Carolina Spring Beauty and a Virginia Spring Beauty, and I have no way to tell which one might be growing around here (the photos I saw of each species looked identical to my untrained eyes).
These truly are some very charming flowers, and it seems like they are blooming everywhere! I see them in lawns all over the place, and I certainly can't take a walk in the woods without running into them. Sunny spots, shady spots - they seem to be happy just about anywhere.
They are so photogenic that I can't help but take photo after photo of them.
They are dainty (the flower head is smaller than a penny in most cases), but those pink stripes and bright white petals really pack a punch!
Here is a large clump of Spring Beauty growing amongst violets and other small spring wildflowers.
Don't they make you smile?
I'll try to share photos of other itty-bitty flowers with you soon!