There is a wooded area in Amherst where I can reliably, usually, find both pink and white lady’s slippers around this time in May. Sure enough there were plenty of pinks to photograph yesterday but so far not a single white. Still some time and several plants with no buds showing. While there someone walking his dogs, well not walking them as they were loose so walking with, told me about a spot on the other end of the woods and that’s where I found this little beauty.
As with the painted trilliums there is a good possibility that this is not the last of the lady’s slippers for this year. I made several other images and, of course, I’ll be on the lookout for white lady’s slippers this weekend.