Just a short time ago, I had trouble finding flowers to photograph for Flower Friday.
Well, that just changed! Our world is exploding with color! I took this photo today.
The most obvious flowers are the glorious yellow ones in our meadows. In contrast, some of the gems grow on the forest floor and require diligent searching to find them. The Fairy Slipper is one of those.
Over the years, I've learned where the patches of these tiny orchids hide on our forest floor. Somehow, I can remember the spots very precisely.
During the brief time that they bloom, I tend to plan my mountain biking routes to go past at least one patch in a ride. A patch of Fairy Slippers looks like a shimmering magenta area on a carpet of pine needles.
Gang at LLB for hosting the blog hop!