Thursday, March 06, 2014

Orb of Sunshine

Winter Aconite is one of the first flowers of spring. At the first of March, a row of them were blooming along Grandpa's pathway to his front door. They look like little orbs of sunshine! Their official name is Eranthis hyemalis and they are a species of a flowering plant in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. Although native to woodlands of Europe, they grow successfully in many places in the United States. Aren't they pretty? I love the bit of cheer they add to a cloudy day.


  1. They are so bright and pretty. One of the first flowers to bloom here in the spring.

  2. I've never seen this flower before, it's such a cheerful little thing, thanks for showing it to us.
    sugar, spice and whatever's nice

  3. They are very pretty! Lisa :O)

  4. They are a charming little flower...never have seen one prior to this post. You teach me many new things.

  5. I will take any little bit of sunshine. How sweet. More, more, more.
    Hope you had a great birthday.

  6. What a bright, cheery announcement that Spring is just around the corner! I wish I could walk up the walkway with you and see them in person - then have a long chat and a good cup of tea.


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