Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hide and Seek

A favorite spring activity is strolling through our favorite park, seeking out flowers.

It's a little bit of a contest.

Who can find the first Jack-in-the-pulpit? Who can find the most?

Who can spot the first May apple, the pale flower shyly nodding under large green leaves?

Everyone finds some, making this a game that everyone wins, and everyone loves.

And, if we're really lucky, we find something new, like the rare showy orchid, hidden at ground level.

(Sorry for the blurry picture.
We were so excited to find this flower,
we had to take a picture despite the fading evening light.)

Soon, spring will be over, and the Jack-in-the-pulpits and the May apples will be gone.

But the game won't end. There will be columbine and wild roses to hunt for in summer, and Indian pipe and jewel weed to hunt for in autumn.


  1. I found a jack-in-the-pulpit near our house. I was so excited.


  2. grr, blogger isn't let me comment...let me try again...

    I didn't know there was a plant called jack-in-the-pulpit. I'm not very good at knowing plants.

  3. Such a fun activity! I don't even have a clue what any of those flowers are, but they look pretty!

  4. Lovely pictures! Sounds like a wonderful game.

  5. That sounds like so much fun. I love that you know the names and recognize all those wonderful flowers.

    Enjoy :)

  6. I wish I could see one! Great pictures and family fun! HUGS!