After the Rain

Friends, these cheery flowers are the first to bloom in Crex Meadows,  a favorite haunt of mine in Northwestern Wisconsin.  They are Pasque flowers and are a wild crocus.  They are a light blue when they first bloom but fade quickly in the early spring sunshine.  I especially enjoy their yellow centers before the pollinators beat them to a pulp.  Hope you also enjoy their cheerful faces. til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on May 6, 2012, in Crex Meadows, Nature, photography, Wild flowers and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Cheerful faces they are. Thanks for the introduction to this species, which is new to me. I’m assuming from its name that it must have something to do with Easter.

    Steve Schwartzman

    • they usually bloom around Easter, thanks for the comment,MJ

      • you may know them by another name here are a few
        anemone, wind flower, blue anemone, Hartshorne plant gosling plant American pulstilla, prairie crocus, blue tulip, wild crocus prairie smoke, sand flower, rock lily, headache plant, Coventry bells and the May Day flower.

  2. Such an interesting color on these, almost looks transparent. Lovely capture MJ!

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Love the light and composition!

  4. Absolutely beautiful! Love the composition!

  5. The droplets of rain on the surface of the petals give this image such a soft texture. Really beautiful. Nice work.

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