These are from two weekends…one a week ago and one yesterday. If I am fortunate there may be more, but I won’t get out again with the camera until Saturday next. But by then it may well be lady’s slipper time.
From last Saturday the 9th, this was a surprise find as I hiked along Dean Brook making this image. The petals do not always line up with the leaves but I got lucky for this one.
There is one spot hidden within a clump of mountain laurel where I most often find painted trilliums. I visit there most every year and have often been fortunate to find a nice image or two as with this from yesterday.
I am sure that to the average person if you have seen one then you have seen them all. But there is always some little variety among the petals…more elongated or a bit rounded…and the curly edges vary as well from plant to plant. More veining or less veining. Leaves supporting the petals or not.
I am hoping for one more week to shoot these, but if it doesn’t work out I am pleased with what I have.