Sunday, March 18, 2012


Spring is when life's alive in everything.
--Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) English poet. 

Ventured out to Lower Higgins Creek in Unicoi County and found some early wildflowers - so far just bloodroot (above) and spring beauties. These flowers are called bloodroot after the orange-red sap contained in its roots which Native Americans used as body paint and as a fabric dye.


  1. It's exciting to see the wildflowers again, and at least two weeks early this year! The Blood Root are just about gone in the Kingsport area. I guess I'm going to have to head up the mountain to find them.

  2. These are lovely! I also liked that you explained about the flower's name.

  3. I love how beautiful and simple these flowers are with bright stamens. Ahhh for the love of Spring!


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