Dutchman's breeches in bloom

The Last Bloodroot and Breeches, Larkspur (& Rocky) Having Their Moment

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) comes and goes so fast. If you have a lot of wind and rainstorms while it’s blooming—and we definitely did this year—you can miss them altogether. The unusually shaped leaves will still be here through the rest of the year, but it made me sentimental, taking one final photo of the last bloodroot blossom I saw on the mountain. Goodbye, Sanguinaria blooms! See you next year.

The last of the bloodroot
The last of the bloodroot

The same thing is true for Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria). So again, one last photo of these lovelies.

Dutchman's breeches in bloom
Dutchman’s breeches in bloom

Larkspur (Delphinium), on the other hand, is having a glorious purple moment. And finally, here’s Rocky, sitting in about a half-inch of very cold spring water. We don’t know why. But okay!

Larkspur everywhere
Larkspur everywhere
Rocky sitting in the creek
Rocky sitting in the creek

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