A beautiful little trout lily* was hiding among spring grasses, and among lichens and leaves of old... (Can you see it above? I almost stepped on it.)
And, farther downstream, rushing waters were being tossed to and fro across rock and craig...
And, the sarvis* blooms painted the steep hills white, and the red buds would soon be ablaze in the valley below. (In memory of Dad)
~Richard Le Gallienne
Sorry little girl. Spring is here. But, there will be rainy days...
*White Dog-Tooth Violet, White Trout Lily ~ The white blooms have petals that curl back as they open; are solitary and 1 inch wide or slightly wider with large yellow staments. The blooms often are in a nodding position. Most of the plants have single leaves. The flowers are on the two-leaved plants which have leaves up to about inches long that are mottled with purplish brown suggesting the coloring of the trout. The name "dog-tooth" is derived from the shape of the bulb. Browsed by deer in early spring. (Surprised we have any; so many deer.) ~ Carl G. Hunter, Wildflowers of Arkansas
*Serviceberry, shadbush, sarvis ~ In early spring the rounded clouds of white blossoms contrast with other dormant vegetation, especially on hillsides. The early blossoms were gathered for church services in eastern states, thus "serviceberry" or in some areas "sarvis berry". Carl G. Hunter, Trees, Shrubs, & Vines of Arkansas