Tuesday, April 12, 2011

first wild flower

The bloodroots are out now in eastern Iowa woodlands. They've pushed up through the leafy, muddy crust of winter to offer us hope for warmer, gentler days ahead. Sturdy, well-built little blossoms, their roots "bleed" red if cut, thus their name.


Julia Kelly said...

spring is almost here in colorado- your flowers- real and printed are beautiful!

Claudia said...

Thanks Julia! It's still pretty gray here- with snow predicted this weekend :{ But there's hope in a single petal.

Candace Trew Camling said...

gorgeous! your drawing and photos!

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