Tag Archives: Wildflowers

Running Wild

I enjoy my runs in April as I prepare for the 5th 3rd River Bank run coming up in May. Every time I hit the Kent Trails at this time of year I see something new popping up. The Kent Trails between M-6 and 84th street are fertile with wildflowers. From the Trilliums to the Trout lily, from the Bloodroot to the Mayapple, I get a good swift kick in the “plants” on my training runs. My favorite “Ka-Bloom” has and I think always will be the Hellebores I find in bloom along the trail.

Hellebores in bloom along the trail

Hellebores in bloom along the trail

Trillium in the morning sun

Trillium in the morning sun

Trout Lily

Trout Lily

Mayapple

Mayapple

 

 

 

Mother Nature

Spring was a long time in coming in 2011…….but when it did it arrived with a bang. Mother Nature decided to show off on Mom’s day 2011 in West Michigan with brilliant and perfect weather…….and perfectly timed blooming wildflowers to boot! Here’s some of Mother Nature’s floriforous personality and “wild-side” seemingly smiling at Moms on a beautiful Mother’s Day…….

Trillium

Yellow Trout Lily

Trillium soaking up the morning sun

Jack in the pulpit

Anemone Canadensis

Mayapple

Woodland Violets