I visited two locations on Saturday looking for the Painted Trilliums. The first was in Pelham along the Cadwell Memorial Forest trail where I photographed this one a few years back…I’m sure Andrew remembers it. After two days of rain, the flowers were a little bedraggled and had their heads bowed from the downpour. When the petals get very wet, they become a little transparent and this first one was somewhat backlit so the effect is a bit magnified. I did reflect the light onto the bloom with a handheld reflector to help darken the background.Again with the lying down on the job, but no ticks…so far so lucky.
From there I went to the Dean Brook trail and found quite a few, but they were also beaten down by the previous days’ weather. I found one, however, the was standing proud. Although also a little transparent in places, the petals look pretty good and the background not too bad.I doubt that I am done with them yet, but I did go elsewhere this morning…there were flowers, but no PTs.
And in case you wish to see one with no weather related blemishes….So that’s it for the moment…now to go out and stain Mary Beth’s orchid shade room on the deck. There’s more, the list is never-ending, but I think staining will suffice for today along with taking my turn making dinner. 🙂