First Trilliums

Leslie and I took Lael and Mira with us to Theler Wetlands Saturday. I knew it was going to be a good outing when we were greeted at the gate by the first Trillium of the year.


They’re one of the more spectacular early white flowers to bloom here in the Pacific Northwest. Their brilliant white makes it hard to miss them even in the heavy shade where they emerge.

Scattered throughout the deepest woods, you need to be a contortionist to get a close-up of them,


but the result always seem to justify the effort.