Trout lily bows to spring beauty

Posted on April 11, 2010


Babs Young has been out and about in the wildflowers this weekend, and writes:  My, spring seems early this year. It seems like we are having a real spring here for once. I found these out today. I know the yellow one is a trout lily, but not sure what the little ones are.

I have my uses. I can report that the little ones are Spring Beauty.  My guide, Stan Tekiela, says that their range is the southern half of the Lower Peninsula, but the Lake Michigan shore creates its own climate, and these little lovelies grow happily in Torch Lake Township, too. 

The peepers were putting on a concert tonight as I left the market.  Apparently the cold snap didn’t do them any harm.  Good.  Bring on some gentle warming, day by day by day.  I have a good feeling about this year.

Every week photographer Babs Young captures moments in northern Michigan, and every week she sends one to Torch Lake Views just for you. You can find more of her photos at the Babs Young Photo Archives and on her Blue Heaven Flickr photostream.