An April Morning

Round-lobed Hepatica flowers in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015, "An April Morning."

Round-lobed Hepatica flowers in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015.

Happiness is a beautiful spring morning.

I went to the woods at the Arboretum on Saturday morning to look for wildflowers. It was clear and chilly with temperatures only in the high 30s at first. The breeze was light, though, and I was bundled up. A Field Sparrow sang from one of the trees on the edge of the meadow. I saw Spring-beauty flower buds and a Bloodroot flower with its petals closed near the start of the path. Clusters of Dutchman’s Breeches flowers were tucked in beneath the trees. A White-breasted Nuthatch paused for a moment to watch me watching him. There are many tall trees in the woods. I heard more birds than I saw. I walked down the wooden steps on the side of a hill. There were Spring-beauty, Round-lobed Hepatica, and Bloodroot flowers in the patches of sunlight.

A Field Sparrow singing from a tree on the edge of the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015, "

A Field Sparrow singing from a tree on the edge of the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015.

A Field Sparrow resting in a tree on the edge of the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015, "

A Field Sparrow resting in a tree on the edge of the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015.

A Field Sparrow resting in a tree on the edge of the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015, "

A Field Sparrow resting in a tree on the edge of the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015.

A video of a Field Sparrow singing from a tree on the edge of the meadow, April 11, 2015.

Spring-beauty flower buds in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015, "An April Morning."

Spring-beauty flower buds in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015.

A Bloodroot flower with its petals closed in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015, "An April Morning."

A Bloodroot flower with its petals closed in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015.

Dutchman's-breeches flowers in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015, "An April Morning."

Dutchman’s-breeches flowers in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015.

A White-breasted Nuthatch watching from a tree in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015, "An April Morning."

A White-breasted Nuthatch watching from a tree in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015.

Spring-beauty flowers in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015, "An April Morning."

Spring-beauty flowers in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015.

A Round-lobed Hepatica flower in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015, "An April Morning."

A Round-lobed Hepatica flower in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015.

Round-lobed Hepatica flowers in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015, "An April Morning."

Round-lobed Hepatica flowers in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015.

A Bloodroot flower in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015, "An April Morning."

A Bloodroot flower in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, April 11, 2015.

Take care and thanks for reading.

Sarah

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2 Responses to An April Morning

  1. Shady_Grady says:

    I think I like the bloodroot flower picture the best. I didn’t realize that so many flowers bloom so early.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Shady 🙂
      Thanks for visiting. 🙂 I had been thinking about going out to check since the beginning of April. There might have been a few flowers blooming in March. It is warmer on the ground in the woods than in the open and the flowers aren’t competing with the grasses. The leaves aren’t on the trees yet and plenty of sunlight reaches the ground. It looks like someone sprinkled the little flowers. It is a happy sight. 🙂

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