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
Trillium in the morning sun
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…….
Yellow Trout Lily
Trillium soaking up the morning sun
Jack in the pulpit