Steve Schwartzman posted a species of Wild Geranium this morning that is a bit different than what we see here. His, Geranium carolinianum, is a very small flower while ours, Geranium maculatum (and also known as a Spotted Crane’s-bill), is a much taller plant with a larger flower. When I mentioned maculatum, Steve looked for an image here and noted that there wasn’t one. So here is my contribution. His have bloomed and ours won’t show up until late May or early June.
We are starting to green up and I expect to find some flowers this weekend. Despite that confidence, for a few minutes this afternoon we had a short snow squall as a very cold air mass passed overhead. I heard that the Berkshires to our west got a little accumulation at the higher elevations. We are having our final wood fire of the season tonight…unless something strange happens to the forecast.