Birth of Love

Birth of Love
Michael Pavlovsky

Birth of Love, statue by Michael Pavlovsky

Birth of Love, Michael Pavlovsky

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

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Butcher’s Blood?

Found at Metal Ford along the Natchez Trace Parkway, 3 April 2018.

Red Trillium

Red Trillium

This appears to my untrained eye to be a Trillium recurvatum, also known as Prairie Trillium, Red Trillium, or Butcher’s blood, among other names. For more description, see www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/plants/pr_trillium.htm

The Season of the Cat

Warm spring, nearly summer-like, days have descended on Clarksburg. We have done some yard work, and the cats have been nearly in cat heaven.

Grubby Kitten (black cat) sleeps on sun-warmed patio

Grubby Kitten sleeps on sun-warmed patio

Grubby Kitten sleeps in his favorite place — on the sun-warmed stone patio.

Update: This was Saturday. By Sunday afternoon, winter had returned bringing cold showers, sporadic snow, and dips into freezing temperatures, and this will continue for another week or so. April’s little surprises continue.