Join the Community

Follow Along

Never Miss a thing...

Enter your email address to be updated with new posts:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Honour the Child

Blog Archive

BTRT Patterns (on Etsy)

Friday, 7 May 2010
There is a lovely natural park near our town. It is high above the lake with a gorgeous vantage point and the distinction of being absolutely blanketed with trilliums at this time of year.  However, at this time of year, the blackflies reign supreme.


This is our fourth year living here and the first in which we have been able to really enjoy, heck, even visit, the park while the trilliums are in bloom.  We have tried.  And each year we have been soundly whomped by the flies who send us running back to our vehicle in under a minute, nursing bloody bites.

This year we won, with the help of Mother Nature's very early spring which has allowed the tilliums to bloom before the worst of the blackfly season. It took them a whole five minutes to find us this year and we were able to stay out for about 25 minutes before they began to bite. A triumph!
Be yourself:
Rowan loves to take pictures...
And I love the textures...
That will be it for our spring explorations for a few weeks, until the 'darning needle' dragonflies reappear to snack on the blackflies!

2 comments:

Polar Bear Creations said...

Oh, Trilliums! I have not seen any since we left Ontario years ago.
Thank you for sharing the pictures! :0)
...and black flies.....those little buggers I don't miss at all.
Funny , our boys and I just talked about them a few days ago and sang the black fly song.Do you know the black fly short film from the national film board?
http://www.onf-nfb.gc.ca/eng/collection/film/?id=25968

Kristina said...

Oh so beautiful! I'm glad you got to enjoy them a bit this year.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Search This Blog

Inspiring Blog

Sponsor: Reggie's Dolls

Sponsor :: Inspiring Blog

Playsilk Primer

Join the Link Party!

Go Creative!

Supply Kit for Silk Fairy Mobile DIY

Supply Kit for Silk Dolly DIY